SCOPE OF WORK : DOME, INNER DOME & FINIAL
The Wilayah Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia follows the form of Turkish Ottoman mosques, particularly in the overall arrangement of the domes.
A total of twenty outer domes and seventeen inner domes were erected for the Wilayah Mosque in 2000. The hemispherical 31.2m wide main dome with arched windows at its base, has half domes beneath it and a vault joining it to a monumental portal arch facing the courtyard. The outer shell of the domes is finished in mosaic tiles with decorative motifs designed in the style of Safavid mosques in Isfahan. A crescent moon finial in a gold finish sits on the apex of the main dome.
A scalloped form with ornamental motif raised in relief decorates the inner shell of the main dome. Muqarnas, fabricated in the same composite materials, are used extensively. Pendentives between the half domes have monumental Arabic calligraphy with real gold finish and painted arabesque borders.
DK COMPOSITES FEATURE : WILAYAH MOSQUE