London-based Mossessian Architecture, which is founded by renowned French Armenian architect Michel Mossessian, has won a competition to design the Makkah Museum, a new building dedicated to the Islamic faith in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, according to Dezeen architecture and design magazine.
Muslims around the world await the construction of this museum.
The Makkah Museum will occupy a site 7 kilometers from the Grand Mosque of Mecca, and symbolize the birth of Islam.
The building will include 5,600 square meters of gallery space for 3D exhibitions, and also contain a virtual mosque, reception area, an auditorium, book store, teaching space, roof garden, and restaurant.
The outside wall of the museum will incorporate stone sourced from every country in the world where Islam is currently practiced.