Gold Coast Mosque
Gold Coast Mosque opens its doors for Gold Coast Open House, welcoming the public inside for guided tours.
The most prominent design feature of the Mosque is the visible green dome which stands 7.8 metres in diameter and is topped by a crescent moon. The dome was influenced by the centrepiece of the highly revered Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, a mosque in Medina which houses the burial chamber of the Prophet Mohammed.
The double storey building is constructed of block work rendered in white with columnated archways at front and rear.
The building is divided into two parts. One contains the prayer hall encompassed by dome and four minarets; another longer element of the same width beneath a green tiled gable roof houses ancillary spaces.
Inside the prayer hall, the internal expression of the high dome, replete with hanging chandelier, conveys its transcendental symbolism.
Worshippers are orientated toward the qiblah wall, featuring a projected double-height arched mihrab niche and timber minbar beside it.