Fishermen's Mosque in Sahara
The Mosque will be furnished by main water (freed of salt water sea).As the water of the ritual ablutions of the faithful is pure and free of soap and detergents, it will be recovered in a reservoir. It will be useful to water the garden. Each date–palm needing 20L of water a week, it will be possible to plant 400 date-palm trees which will produce 29,5 tons of dates; their sale will bring in about 200 000,00 US$. Will give the maintenance of the garden of the Mosque, of the small contiguous school, and a help to the professional formation for young people, in the intention to settle them in the region. It is imagined like a dry’s "Wadi" bed with a sinuous course, paved with pebbles, evoking a date–palm trees oasis, also planted with specific arborescent shrubs, as some kinds of Ficus, but also with giving shadow on the seats, creating in that manner a microclimate in the rest zone. The watering of the garden will be made drop by drop. In AKHFNIR, there is no more than sea, sand, shells, pebbles, stones and wind. The walls of the Mosque will be made of stone; thickness: 0,60m, covered with a sanded colored coating, because no painting resists to the aggressive winds of sand. Its ground will be made of polished pebbles. The walls of the praying- room, covered with cone-shaped shells "Chinese hats" encrusted in them, will offer a good acoustic, thanks to their concavity. Conceived as an "astronomical" staircase, ascending in one flight to an infinite space, slender triangle, having on each stair a lateral landing for resting, the Minaret, perceptible durant the day, illuminated by night, will be a guide mark for the fishermen on the high seas. To day, the call for the prayer is done by sounders, the Minaret will there fore be an element of visual signalling in the town. Under its staircase, another staircase will lead to a foot-bridge having access to the roof of the praying-room, for its maintenance and the one of the photovoltaic panels.


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