Beautiful atmosphere for the Sharjah Mosque thanks to Linea Light Group lights
The products from the Treviso-based company were chosen by the Light Concept firm to light up the largest mosque in the Emirate, opened to the public after five years of work.
It stretches from the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean all the way to the desert. Sharjah is a tourist destination ripe for exploration, not only for its unblemished landscapes, but also for its extraordinary culture.
It is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating places in the United Arab Emirates, with more than 20 museums and more than 620 places of worship between churches and mosques. Of these, theSharjah Mosque stands out, opened in 2019 after five years of work and illuminated thanks to a painstaking technical lighting project by the Light Concept Firm which used Linea Light Group solutions.
The Sharjah mosque is the largest in the entire emirate, measuring 190 thousand m2. Architecturally, it draws its inspiration from typically Turkish aesthetics, where the central dome is surrounded by smaller siblings, also present in the portico area (Riwaq). Gardens and fountains frame the complex and the final result could only be grand majesty.
The goal of the project, which involved the entire architectural complex, both indoor and outdoor, was to give the place a specific identity through lighting which played an essential role.
Every detail was duly emphasised to create the right atmosphere throughout the day, both for prayer time and for tours.
To prevent direct glaring for the worshippers and to create the ideal intimate setting for times of prayer, the Light Concept firm chose solutions with indirect emission lighting and a colour temperature of 2700K.
Various Linea Light Group products were used, both in standard and custom version, depending on the specific technical lighting needs.
In the landscape surrounding the mosque, we find Bond_Pro posts in custom version or Shaker, the outdoor projector that provides light effects capable of enhancing the green areas around the building. Also outside, to light the walls, the façades and the minaret towers, the linear Xenia and Archiline products outline the unique details of the mosque’s Arab architecture.
Close to the building, Fasim J is the adjustable uplight for outdoor use that illuminates the columns located at the main entrance. Its particular optics provide a scenic and uniform distribution of the light upward.
For the columns at the rear of the mosque, on the other hand, the Vedette wall mounted light fixture was selected. Last, but not least, outdoor uplights Zalex and Suelo are the wayfinding technical lighting solution to welcome worshippers at the mosque entrances.
Inside, to light the common areas and the holy rooms (room of the Muezzin), three high lighting performance downlights were used: Loro, recess-installed, lends itself particularly well to false ceilings with limited manoeuvring space.
The aesthetic component is a plus of the product, characterised by a rounded shape in perfect harmony with the soft lines of the optics compartment; LV54, the high performance recessed installation casing, with round shape and plenty of standard depth; Quantum, the flush-mounted spotlight with an organic shape, a deep optics compartment and soft lines which allow for perfect architectural integration. The set-back light source and the optics assembly equipped with F.O.L.™ filters system guarantee high cleanliness of the light beam and visual comfort.
Lastly, to light the terraces, the choice fell to Paseo, the flush-mounted linear profile with asymmetrical optics, used in a custom version.