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MENAFN Press - 03/12/2013

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(MENAFN Press) The impressive Jamia Mosque Sultania and Education Centre in the mill town of Brierfield, Lancashire, United Kingdom, is now complete following a ten year design and build project and an investment of GBP 3.5 million from the local Muslim community. The new building, by architect Mr. Al-Samairre of Archi-Structure, Baildon, West Yorkshire, is now one of the largest mosques in Lancashire serving up to 2000 worshippers. The interior decoration honours the past by using many traditional materials while also embracing modern methods of construction and advanced, high-performance materials such as DuPont„ Corian high-tech surface.

The new facility is dedicated to both education and worship and features eight classrooms on the lower ground floor. The spacious main prayer hall offers a ladies prayer area on a mezzanine level for which a special design solution was needed to elegantly separate and yet connect the two areas. Designer Umar Faruque of Studio Architekton, who specializes in contemporary Islamic interiors, was called in to create this feature and came up with the concept of thirty-eight decorative arches inspired by the Moorish architecture of Andalusia. The arches were designed to complement the marble sourced from Pakistan and Turkey that features in the main hall, but for this project the designer wanted a flexible modern material that would work in harmony with the aesthetic while also being easy to fabricate and fit. The apertures of the arches are fitted with one-way mirrored glass.

Umar Faruque was familiar with the properties of DuPont„ Corian and the creative way in which these have been applied to various projects around the world, and he was keen to explore the material's flexibility and flawless finish for this design. Umar chose local specialists M and L Solid Surfaces for the onsite design, fabrication and installation of the arches because, having worked with them previously, he was aware of their background in engineering and their ability to achieve the precise tolerances required for this project.

The arches were constructed from an MDF base and the two colours of Corian specified for the design (the deep, rich tone of Cocoa Brown and the veined mineral aesthetic of Arrow Root colour), were a 90% match to the colours of the marble in the main prayer hall. Working with technical support from CD (UK) Ltd, distributors of DuPont„ Corian in the UK, M and L Solid Surfaces company completed the manufacture and installation of the arches within 12 weeks, using 30 sheets of the material.

Thermoforming and the seamless bonding of the two chosen colours to ensure a sleek, uniform finish throughout. The arch design is now a stand-out feature that has become one of the most distinctive and admired within the building.

Khalid Hussain, on behalf of the new mosque comments, "The Sultania Mosque build has been a huge project for the community and those involved in the construction; everyone is delighted with the final result and appreciative of such a unique building with its many artistic features, all complementing each other. The use of DuPont„ Corian for the arches was a new but ingenious idea to us; we are pleased with how beautiful it looks, it has become one of the main talking points about the design."

Masud Ahmed of the Brierfield Mosque continues "We were unaware that a material famous for worktops could be so adaptable and creative, and our faith in the architect and contractor has been rewarded with a quality product and design, which has been completed to a very high standard.


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The continuous efforts, the investment and the creativity of DuPont in research and technology, product innovation, new applications development and marketing have made DuPont„ Corian high-tech surface a design tool offering exceptional versatility and almost limitless possibilities for producing high quality, effective, functional and reliable solutions addressed to residential, public and commercial environments, both indoor and outdoor. From kitchens to lamps, from bathrooms to the skin of buildings, from seating solutions to home automation systems, from radiators to touch control surfaces, from tables to furnishing and fashion accessories, to mention just a few: the "magic" of DuPont„ Corian can be found today in an extremely wide variety of products, systems and objects that everyone uses or experiences in daily life. And the list keeps on growing.DuPont„ Corian (the whole range or specific types) has received important independent certifications for its environmental performance (like GreenGuard, NAHB North American Builders Association, U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System, Scientific Certification Systems, Ecospecifier). Its hygienic performance has also been certified by prestigious independent institutions (for example, by NSF International, The Royal Institute of Public Health and LGA QualiTest).The environmental management systems of all the plants of DuPont that produce DuPont„ Corian have been certified according to ISO 14001. Moreover, as a result of a multi-year improvement program, all the plants of DuPont that manufacture DuPont„ Corian have reduced to zero their impact on landfill by reducing, reusing and recycling manufacturing by-products and waste.

 






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