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Druze Religious Center - Mughar

Site - Mughar
Typology - Religious
Programme - Worshiping Temple q 1,500 m²
Design - 2019 -2022
Status - Under Construction
Client - The Israeli Druze Religious Superior Council

A new 'Helwa' – a Druze Worshipping Temple – on an open lot on the outskirts of the mountainous Druze town of Mughar (M'rar), according to the prayer orders of this secret religion.
The scheme consists of an L shaped plan consisting of two major praying halls – for men and for women, and the 'Helwatiyye' – an annexed monastery-like wing for students of the religion. Encompassing the slope, a lower floor consists of two more praying halls, according to the religious tradition.
On site is a big ancient oak tree – assigned for preservation, around which the conceptual site development id based.
The deign derives from traditional elements and motifs – the stone, the arches, and the inner courts.
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