First price in an open international architecture competition. Extension to an Islamic center in Quincy, Massachusetts USA. It incorporates a new prayer space with supporting facilities. The new volume floats above an existing parking lot with a balcony connecting to existing building. The facades are closed to enhance the spiritual sensation and use lanterns to utilize sunlight.
The extension is made as a light weight construction using metal framing and metal columns. The facades are coated with prefabricated concrete boards set on different distances to create a 3-dimensional surface.
Daniel Andersson, Anna Hjerling