Abu Dhabi accepts green mosque design sporting solar panels and waste water treatment
Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, could pretty much turn into one of the world’s greenest cities with its continuous overhaul of green. Just recently, the city accepted designer Suhail Mohammed Suleiman’s proposal for a one-of-a-kind contemporary mosque. Sustainable and eco-efficient, this mosque uses solar power generated from on-site solar panels and uses a system that captures and recycles water used for ritual washing which in turn is used to irrigate the greenery around. Sporting a green roof, this mosque design has been awarded a Five Pearl Rating from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and also sports two crescent-topped spires that point towards the holy city of Mecca.