Timothy Winters' new mosque in Cambridge - a modern light-filled space anchored to the wooden outline of a bedouin oasis encampment.
So not at all english/british in the slightest.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vWWyGdIF3XY
So we asked ourselves how should a British mosque be designed for the 21st century?https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/defining-the-english-mosque-marks-barfield-in-cambridge/10043528.articlehttp://www.marksbarfield.com/projects/cambridge-mosque/
The idea emerged of a calm oasis within a grove of trees. We were inspired by elements from both Islamic and English sacred architecture, in particular English fan vaulting as seen in King’s College chapel, together with sacred Islamic geometry. Worshippers and visitors take a journey from the street through an Islamic garden, to a covered portico and into an atrium, preparing them in a gradual transition from the mundane world towards the lofty prayer hall and an underlying spiritual reality – orientated towards Mecca.