Architecture: Estudio Amatam
Location: Odivelas, Portugal
"Our intention for the project of the Islamic Cultural Center of the Colinas do Cruzeiro was to provide the space, destined for this community equipment, with spatial and symbolic qualities that would allow to create the effect previously described in the visitor: to challenge the subconscious and the mystical.
Being a space dedicated to the dissemination of Islamic culture and identity, it is also a space for the whole community, a space for dialogue and sharing of culture and knowledge.Thus, in the genesis of its program, it was stipulated that this center should include an exhibition space, a space for the dissemination of literature, a meeting / training room, and a male and female prayer space. ”