The Abrahamic Family House, Saadiyat Island Cultural District
Each of the three worship halls is conceived as a variation of the sphere. Considered a sacred form, the sphere symbolizes oneness, and the equity before god of all who worship. Its variants, the dome and the circle, are recurring symbols in the sacred buildings of all Abrahamic religions.
Set in a body of water, it creates an oasis within the desert environment where water is the embodiment of life. The three worship halls hover above, and reflect in the pond, giving them a sense of magical weightlessness, seeking the ephemeral. They touch the earth lightly over their foundations, as they rise towards the heavens, shimmering in the light.