22 Aug '16, 5am
Australian Islamic Centers lantern-like skylights flood worship space with multi-hued light
first images of his latest creation, the Australian Islamic Centre in Melbourne , which features an unusual rooftop covered in lantern-like skylights. Murcutt, the 2002 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize , worked on the building’s design for more than a decade in collaboration with architect Hakan Elevli of the Melbourne-based firm Elevli Plus . Once the building is completed later this year, it will serve double-duty as a mosque and community center for the Islamic population of Newport, a suburb of Melbourne.