Islamic Centre 19 Roebuck Rd, Dublin 14 Client: al-Maktoum Foundation of Dubai Services: Architecture

One of Dublin's most iconic cultural buildings, it has maintained its symbolic status.

The design challenge was to produce a practical, multi-functional building on a sloping site which would act as a focal point for Dublin's Islamic community.

Recognizing the limited resources of the community to sustain such a building, the layout, construction services and finishes were carefully designed and selected to ensure a low energy, low maintenance building.

The Islamic love of simple and repeated geometric patterns is evident and delivers unity and consistency.

The design of this iconic building utilizes a simple geometric form, in this case nine squares, and applies it at all levels in the building, from the overall plan layout to the smallest pattern on the arabesque screens. It is not only representative of the Islamic love of simple and repeated geometric patterns, but also brings a unity and consistency to the overall building overcoming the problems of the disparate uses which had to be accommodated.

It is not only representative of the Islamic love of simple and repeated geometric patterns, but also brings a unity and consistency to the overall building.

The Islamic Cultural Centre (ICCI) at Clonskeagh in south Co Dublin has tended to be the major symbol of Islam in Ireland.

- The Irish Times, Mar 12, 2018

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