The Mosque of Al-Ershad: 5 Great Building of the Year 2010 (religious architecture)
The National Frame Building Association chose the The Mosque of Al-Ershad, in Kota Baru Parahyangan, District. Padalarang District. West Bandung, the only building places of worship in Asia, which entered the Top 5 “Building of the Year 2010″. Grand event of the architects of this whole world, putting the The Mosque of Al-Ershad in category archdaily.com “religious architecture”.
It is more proud of again, this box-shaped mosque became the only place of worship outside the church. Other shrines San Josemaria Escriva Church of Mexico, Tampa Covenant Church of the United States, Kuokkaia Curch from Finland, and the Parish Church of St. Luke The Eva from France. Mosque of Al-Ershad election polling via the internet at sites ArchDaily.com for the category of houses of worship.
At first glance the building form The Mosque of Al Ershad did not resemble a mosque building in general is “always” have a dome. The shape is a box or a cube with a grayish base color. However, after entry into the mosque, we will feel a coolness that are commonly encountered in the mosques. Ornaments in the mosque is simple, but extraordinary to say. Said to be remarkable because its architecture is relatively simple. But that’s where its uniqueness, is simple but has a tremendous magical power.
Landscape shaped circular lines surrounding the mosque, inspired by the concept that surrounds the Kaaba tawaf. Building a mosque-shaped box that is inspired by simple forms of the Kaaba. Although simple but very deep meaning.
The walls of the mosque building creed reads two sentences in the form of three dimensional giant calligraphy, neatly spaced from the perforated brick. From the sidelines of the hole that was blowing in the wind and sunlight.
Although the building has an area of ??the mosque is only about 1,100 square meters with a capacity of about 1,500 worshipers, but has 99 lamps bearing the sacred 99 names of Allah or Asmaul Husna. At night, when all the lights that light will be visible grandeur.
Other architectural uniqueness lies in the form of mihrab. In contrast to the mihrab of the mosque in general that was sealed by a wall of the mosque, the Mosque of Al Ershad, mihrab is left open, so the natural shades of green mountains clearly visible. One more uniqueness, designed khatibnya pulpit above the dihiasai clear water, colorful fish. Just above the water stood a large ball, that reads Allah calligraphy
The Mosque of Al Ershad was built 7 September 2009 and was completed August 27, 2010. Building form a box or cube is a fruit of Ridwan Kamil, one of the leading architects in Indonesia. Well-known priest who often became Imam of the mosque, among others, Ustaz Muhammad Al-Hafiz Suhud a (memorize the the Qur’an), and Ustaz Mutakin Kirman, Lc.