Islamic Cultural Center

Buro Koray Duman was selected to research a new typology of cultural center and design a 100,000 sq ft prototype in the United States. The institution will provide recreation, culinary, art, education, retail, and office spaces with a total of 100,000 square feet.

Research on historic Islamic Cultural Centers (Kulliyes) as well as contemporary religious centers (JCC, YMCA, etc) provided us with the idea of a vertical public landscape to create an open, transparent and welcoming space. The public landscape wraps around the solid, stacked volumes inside, carving at necessary public volumes; auditorium, library, galleries etc. thus creating a new kind of cultural center.

Status

Schematic Design


Program

Cultural Center


Area

100,000sf


Location

New York, United States


Team

Koray Duman, Matei Denes, Alejandra Navarette, Stefana Simic, Roumei Zhang, Ryan Barnette