Colinas do Cruzeiro Islamic Cultural Centre

PrizeFinalists in Decorate (interior)
CompanyEstúdio AMATAM
ArtistJoão Amaral + Manuela Tamborino
Design TeamRui Cardoso
ClientRutoc Properties

There are spaces that represent more than just their physical and material dimension. They can create sensations and appeal to our spirit and our imagination, in a constant dialogue between the sacred and the profane. Our intention for this project was to provide to the user spatial and symbolic qualities that potentially could create an awareness of the mystic and the sacred. The interior volumetry was sculpted to stimulate the senses, through curved and fluid forms that remember the Islamic architectural grammar, creating several different moments along the center interior route.