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Australian Islamic Centre

Architect: Glenn Murcutt and Hakan Elevli, 2016

City of Hobsons Bay | H07

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Building Description

A contemporary mosque that moves away from the traditional forms of Islamic architecture, the Australian Islamic Centre is a comprehensive complex with worship, educational and recreational facilities. The community-funded building was designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt, in collaboration with Hakan Elevli of Elevli+Architects.

The building features 96 gold-painted lanterns installed on the roof that direct red, green and blue triangular light into the spaces below. Each colour represents different aspects of the Islamic faith.

The Australian Islamic Centre was one of two Australian buildings, both designed by Pritzker Prize laureates, named in Wallpaper magazine’s list of “top buildings that shaped culture in 2017”.

What's On

Hakan Elevli, of Elevli+ Architects, will give tours of this extraordinary building, while explaining its design story.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–12pm

  • Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am and 11am, running 40 minutes in groups of 20

  • Access: Fully accessible, pram accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Long clothing, shoes off at door

  • Building Type: Place of Worship

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details. Bus route 432, 471, and free parking available onsite.

  • Photo Credit: 1 Anthony Browel, 2-5 Courtesy of the Australian Islamic Centre

Location

23-27 Blenheim Road, Newport 3015, Newport VIC

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