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Punchbowl Mosque Tour with Candalepas Associates

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Punchbowl Mosque, Punchbowl NSW 2196

27 Matthews Street

Punchbowl, NSW 2196

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An opportunity to discover and absorb this buildings material, architectural and cultural significance

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As part of the exhibition CONCRETE: art design architecture, visit the Punchbowl Mosque in Western Sydney in a walk through with architect Angelo Candalepas. Discover more about building - the brief, the process, and the material. Book early for this very special event.

I think people forget this, but it can be made to appear as though it was a liquid, so if you are pouring your building into place…it’s like it is in suspended animation.

Angelo Candalepas, 2018

It is this suspended animation that is so beautifully expressed in the two major features of the Punchbowl Mosque—the concrete-ringed and plywood-lined dome, and the muqarna ornamental ceiling, featuring 99 quarter-domes. Each one of these smaller cast-concrete domes has one of Allah’s 99 names written inside it in gold calligraphy, and each one also features a 20mm skylight, enabling the building to be lit from outside, like a series of stars in concrete.

This limited opportunity to discuss and absorb the Mosque's architectural and cultural significance is a follow up to the project and exhibition floor talk at ADC, 7 March.

When: Saturday 21 March

Time: 11:30 - 12:30pm

Location: Punchbowl Mosque, Punchbowl, New South Wales

Cost: Free, bookings required

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Please note: This event will be recorded. By attending the event you agree to be filmed and photographed, and for those images and footage to be shared online and across various promotional platforms.

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Image: Candalepas Associates, Punchbowl Mosque, 2018, ‘Entry – mosque & minaret’, photo: Rory Gardiner

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