All-Glass Dome for Mosque in Haarlem

Authors

  • M. Eekhout TU Delft
  • D. Staaks TU Delft

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2313

Keywords:

Glass, Dome, Facet

Abstract

The architect Fedde Reeskamp, from the ‘Architectenkamer’ in Haarlem had designed a mosque for the client ‘Islamitische Stichting Nederland Selimiye’ in Haarlem. The design consists of a blockwork mosque with a dome on top, visually apparent in silhouette of the mosque. He came with this enquiry for a dome to Octatube. The contrast between the solid building block-shape and the dome on top led to the suggestion to have the dome made in glass, out of its extreme contrast. Octatube designed a self-supporting dome of solely insulated glass panels, without any frame or structure. Thanks to a hidden tensile system with corner joints, the complete dome is a reliable structure of glass and tensile spokes.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Projects & Case studies