The five storied Taqwa mosque is a renovation and extension project of the existing mosque building. It is an exemplary endeavor to merge an existing structure to the surrounding landscape of green and Dhanmondi Lake. The trees in site defined the renovation, as the lines delineating the plan shifted, in effort to conserve all existing trees harmoniously coexisting with nature. It took inspiration from the Masjid Navibi at Medina in ensuring the clarity of expression with the original mosque and the extension.
The mosque, unlike its contemporary counterparts, exists with no ornamentation in form and is in cohesive being with nature. It has a façade treatment of brick masonry, wooden louvers and exposed steel truss. The façade is decorated with wooden calligraphy of Qalma Tahiba giving pause to the vertical monotony by louvers.
Architects: Iqbal VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.
Structural Engineer: S.M. Shaheedullah and New Associates Ltd
Mechanical Engineer: Plumbing, Engineering and Consultants
Contractor: Build Trade Engineering Ltd