Faisal Mosque listed among top 50 most beautiful buildings in the world

The beautiful Faisal Mosque, located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, has been ranked among top 50 most beautiful buildings in the world. The researches have ranked the buildings on the basis of its striking design according to science. The mosque, which took a decade to build, has secured 16th place in the ranking.

The researchers has used the ‘Golden Ratio’, an ancient algebraic equation widely regarded as a barometer of beauty, to analyze the designs of the world’s most iconic structures and see how each stacks up against the ratio’s rules.

The unconventional design of the Faisal Mosque was created by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay.

Roofing Megastore that has compiled the ranking describes the Muslim worship place as: “The fifth largest mosque in the world is striking from every angle, featuring a contemporary eight sided design that’s inspired by a typical Bedouin tent. Taking a decade to build, today Faisal Mosque is a major tourist attraction in Pakistan, while remaining an important place of worship”.

St. Paul’s Cathedral in London has been declared most beautiful building ever constructed.

Source: Daily Pakistan