This musalla was commissioned by the University of Melbourne to include a prayer space for 300, with dedicated ablution areas for men and women, a facility for the disabled, and a small resource centre.
The main prayer hall incorporates a modern take on traditional inscription bands, with a transliterated calligraphic screen displayed behind a screen of steel mesh. The ceiling domes accommodate sensor-operated extraction fans for air exchange; the areas for men and women are divided by a flexible partition, and the lighting system adjusts to balance with the level of natural light from the south-facing windows.
Rahmat Bayudi (Desypher)
Little Pelham Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria