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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque turns 10

December 20 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events | Press
Ten years ago today, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was opened to the public for the first time. An article in The National looks back at the construction, the architecture and the special part the lighting played in the overall design.
Copyright/ Allan Toft
Copyright/ Allan Toft
For the iconic exterior image, we drew on the fact the Islamic religious calendar is based on the lunar cycle, and looked to the moon as our source of inspiration. From bright white to blue, the mosque is illuminated in light that reflects the phases of the Moon as it waxes and wanes.