Recycled plastic mosque adds colour to Indonesian prayers (video)

JAKARTA, 30 Sept 2020:

A mosque built with more than 1,000 plastic boxes excited visitors to Indonesia’s Kebun Ide café, as devotees can now pray in a colourful place.

The Mushola Kotakraf mosque in Bintaro, Tanggerang, Banten at the Kotakrat pavilion measures 41 sqm and was made to “bring the space of kindness inside the social environment, through the architectural form” according to its creators.

Architectural firm Parisauli Arsitek Studio gave life to this idea – which takes advantage of environmentally-unfriendly plastic boxes that can resist severe weather.

It was built out of 1,208 plastic boxes to form the prayer room’s walls and ceiling as well as shoe racks for visitors’ footwear.

The Kotakrat Pavilion was built in 2019 and is located in Tangerang, West Jakarta.