The Nongsa Batam Mosque




  • Location : Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia
  • Area : sqm
  • Floors : 2
  • Completed in:

Two approaches were used for creating the mosque. The first is a functional approach that emphasizes the relationship between God, Man, and Nature through space, which consists of three aspects. The Hablumminallah aspect is translated through places of worship, and places of prostration. The Habluminannas aspect has an educational and economic function in the form of a library, Koran study classes, and an area for trading. The Habluminalalam aspect is translated by incorporating natural elements into buildings, such as plants, sunlight, and air.

The second is a geometric approach which consists of four aspects. First, the historical and demographic aspects of the history of Nongsa, which in the past was successful as a port city, inspired the shape of the mosque to resemble a ship. Second, the spiritual aspect, namely retelling the story of the prophet Nuh AS and his followers who survived God's punishment because they boarded the ark which made us name this mosque "Nongsa Ark". Third, the philosophical aspect, namely the concept of layered light which is inspired by a fragment of the letter An-Nur verse 35. This is applied to the shape of the facade and roof. Fourth, the metaphorical aspect symbolizes the number of pillars of Islam and the pillars of faith. There are six layers on the north side and five layers on the south side.

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