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[ Madani Islamic Academy ]

client:
Public institution
area of business:

Landscape Design

sector:

Education

location:
Leicester

The voluntary aided Madani High School and Community Centre is the new home for the Leicester Islamic Academy. It is the first purpose built and government funded Islamic Faith Secondary School in the country. Located on the edge of Highfields in Leicester the project was founded by members of the local Muslim community.

munro + whitten where the Landscape Architects for the central courtyard. The design of the central courtyard follows traditional Islamic Architectural principles as well as mirroring the contemporary architecture of the new college.

The Courtyard focuses on a traditional Islamic Rill. The water feature runs the length of the site leading you through the site from the entrance down towards the focal domed Prayer Hall. An avenue of columnar evergreen trees frame the central rill along with associated semi arid planting that flank the site.