Kalba Mosque

Location: Kalba, Sharjah, UAE

Client: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority-Shurooq

Duration: 2013-2016

Services: Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design

Status: Schematic Design


Description: Located in the eastern part of the Emirate of Sharjah on Kalba Lagoon, and close to a unique RAMZAR natural reserve site, this mosque is part of a larger development including an F&B, retail and entertainment center intended to transform this location into a prime destination in the UAE for locals and tourists, with a built-up area of around 30,000m2, focused on landscaped waterfront promenade and activity plazas, and a large iconic fountain, together with a 75m high flagpole of the UAE. The mosque blends with its overall setting and expresses a contemporary architectural character that reflects aspects of the identity of this unique place through the use of traditional materials and details.