C’arch Architecture + Design
Surau Ali Bashah is located at the central gardens of Neocyber, a 21 acre mixed-used development. Serving this community of office workers, shoppers and residents, Surau Ali Bashah seeks to provide a dignified and peaceful place for worship and prayer.
Conceived as an eloquent and simple shelter within a garden, the plan is a composition of uni-directional walls. The walls vary in length to enclose and create spaces, form stores, create openings, whilst sometimes dissolving into layered screens.
This simplicity in plan is reflected in the representation of the building. Materials employed are brick & plaster, stripped away of all adornments or components, where fenestrations are mere gaps in walls, providing a facade which responds to where openings or privacy are required. A symbolic minaret marks its intended use as a place of worship, refuge and activity centre for the Muslim community around.