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BUILDING
 
 
Moschea e Centro Culturale Islamico
Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
Paolo Portoghesi

Vittorio Gigliotti

Sami Mousawi

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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, brick, travertin, lead

Structure in reinforced concrete, facades covered in bricks, steps in travertin, cupolas covered in lead.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Italy [Italia]
Region
Lazio
Province
Rome [Roma]
Town
Rome [Roma]
Neighborhoods
Municipio 02
Address
Viale della Moschea (Acqua Cetosa)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Conference halls
Religious buildings
Churches and places of worship
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Private parks
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1975    
Realisation
1990
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Alessandra Coppa, La moschea di Roma. Paolo Portoghesi, Federico Motta Editore, Milano 2003
Casabella 678, maggio/may 2000 [L'architetto e la talpa], produzione
AD Architectural Digest. Le più belle case del mondo 222, novembre 1999 [Millennium!], pp. 538
Carmelo Strano, "Nella moschea di Roma/A Roman Mosque", L'Arca 70, aprile/april 1993 [Visto da dentro/From Inside Out], pp. 4-9
Paolo Portoghesi, "La decorazione/The decoration", Materia 9, I quadrimestre/four months 1992 [La Decorazione/The Decoration], p. 7 (3-7)
Paolo Portoghesi, "Il mistero del cammuffamento/The Mystery of Camouflage", Materia 6, I quadrimestre/four months 1991 [Lo spazio sacro/Sacred Space], pp. 1-20

Paolo Zermani, "Portoghesi, Gigliotti, Mousawi. Moschea romana", Materia 6, I quadrimestre/four months 1991 [Lo spazio sacro/Sacred Space], pp. 18-23
Franco Purini, "Paolo Portoghesi, Vittorio Gigliotti. Moschea e centro Culturale Islamico a Roma", Domus 720, ottobre/october 1990, pp. 33-43 (33-45), XXIII

"Dalla relazione di progetto/from the architects' report", Domus 720, ottobre/october 1990, p. 45 (33-45)
Paolo Portoghesi, "Ordine e materia/Order and Material", Materia 4, II quadrimestre/four months 1990 [L'ordine architettonico/Architectural Order], pp. 9-11 (4-14)
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CLIENT
 
 
Centro Islamico Culturale d'Italia
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 30.000
Capacity
Mosque 2.000 devotee
Auditorium 400 seats
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
T. Laurenzi
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STAFF
 
Project
Paolo Portoghesi, Vittorio Gigliotti, Sami Mousawi
Systems
G. Parolini
Geotechnical
C. Cassinis
Structural consultant
A. Spirito, G. Guj, A. Ressa, E.F. Radogna
Landscape design
T. Laurenzi
Collaborators
Design
M. Alamanni, M. Bernadò, P. Brega, A. Durbè, M. Sidawi, G. Palma, A. Pancho, D. Saccares
Works management
M. Nourian Pour, F. Portoghesi, G. Pinci, G. Marino
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
In the year 1975 it came advertised a competition with 40 groups of architects participants; in the year 1976 they were selects the plan by the iraqi architect Sami Mousawi and the plan by Portoghesi-Gigliotti; the Center Muslim churches asked to the two groups to execute an only one plan, that was approved by the Common of Rome in 1983 and contracted out the successive year.
 
 
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