Punchbowl Mosque by Candalepas Associates receives award commendation

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The Punchbowl Mosque by Candalepas Associates has received a commendation at the 2024 ArchitectureAu Awards for Social Impact.

Completed in 2017, the project has received critical acclaim for its architectural vigour, tectonic ambition and local sensitivity.

The result of a spirited collaboration between the Australian Islamic Mission community and the architectural team at Candalepas Associates, the mosque has served as a dignified cultural, religious and educational centre for the local Muslim population. 

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Angelo Candalepas is the founder of Candalepas Associates.

Vice President of the Australian Islamic Mission Zachariah Matthews once said about the project:

“A Mosque that will serve the religious and spiritual needs of Muslim Australians was designed by an Australian of Greek Orthodox faith and built by a company whose directors are of Lebanese-Christian and Greek Orthodox ancestry. This is a powerful statement… an important message of cooperation between diverse peoples for an inclusive society.”

In a jury citation for the commendation, the project was described as “more than a singular display of culture and identity.”

“Punchbowl Mosque, commissioned and funded through grassroots campaigns, conveys the significance of built work to cultural belonging,” the citation reads.

“…the project is a powerful expression of trust in the potential of architecture and its social agency.”

READ MORE: $27.5 million redevelopment of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese site in Sydney approved

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