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[1] Wael Alhasan, Cheng Yuning, Ranim Yehya Khoder, et al. Evaluation analysis of space elements of the mosque’s innercourtyard in Nanjing City from the Arab users’ view [J]. Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 2019, 35 (1): 125-134. [doi:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2019.01.018]

Evaluation analysis of space elements of the mosque’s innercourtyard in Nanjing City from the Arab users’ view()

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Evaluation analysis of space elements of the mosque’s innercourtyard in Nanjing City from the Arab users’ view
Wael Alhasan1 2 Cheng Yuning1 Ranim Yehya Khoder2
1School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2 School of Architecture Engineering, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
participation culture evaluate quality Chinese mosque Islamic
In order to promote the development of the relationship between China and the Islamic world and meet the cultural needs of Muslims when using mosques in China, this study focuses on the design of mosques in a multi-cultural context. Mosques are an integral part of the China and the Muslims’ society due to their unique style and features. The courtyard is a common element in the design of mosques, and its components vary depending on regional traditions of the time and place where it was built. With the growth of interest in the term of human needs and participation between designer and users in evaluating the design quality, this study summarizes the modern and traditional Chinese mosque courtyard design for Arabian Muslim users in order to evaluate whether their physical and spiritual needs are being appropriately met or not. A questionnaire was distributed to Arab Muslims living in the city of Nanjing to discuss the quality evaluation of traditional and modern mosques’ courtyard design. Through the analysis of seven natural and physical key issue elements in the design of the courtyard, the functional characteristics and configurations are analyzed. The results can be used to improve the design of the new mosque in future by using the vocabulary that accomplishes the architectural fusion of both Chinese and Islamic culture, as well as aesthetic and functional aspects.


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Biographies: Wael Alhasan(1983—), male, Ph.D. candidate; Cheng Yuning(corresponding author), male, doctor, professor, cyn999@126.com.
Citation: Wael Alhasan, Cheng Yuning, Ranim Yehya Khoder.Evaluation analysis of space elements of the mosque’s inner courtyard in Nanjing City from the Arab users’ view[J].Journal of Southeast University(English Edition), 2019, 35(1):125-134.DOI:10.3969/j.issn.1003-7985.2019.01.018.
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