Al Ansar Mosque

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationSingapore, Singapore
CompanyONG&ONG
Lead ArchitectKurjanto Slamet
Design TeamLoh Kah Wai Nancy Tan Giovanni Bautista
ClientMajlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)

Embodying core Islamic beliefs and values, Al-
Ansar Mosque has long served the spiritual needs
of the Singapore’s Muslim community. Located in
Bedok, a neighbourhood in Eastern Singapore, the
reconstruction of the Al-Ansar was carried out to
modernise and update a beloved symbol of the
local community. Over the years, the Mosque had
aged along with the surrounding neighbourhood,
with many of the original facilities are inadequate
for the ageing population.

The project aspired to create a community mosque,
a place for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, which
could facilitate a diverse array of activities including
Islamic Learning, Social Development, Family and
Youth Programmes, together with Religious
Services.

The new design features an exquisite covered
community plaza, formed by a wide-span
columnless cantilevered box that embraces the
original prayer hall and minaret. The new
cantilevered box appears to float above the plaza,
with much of the mosque’s exterior adorned by an
intricately patterned façade. The façade drew on
Islamic heritage, manifesting in an Arabesque-
inspired design that boasts undeniable aesthetic
quality, while also allowing for improved natural
light and ventilation to flow within the site.

The revamped mosque now accommodates up to
4500 worshippers, fulfilling the needs of the
growing local Muslim community.