Vadim Derkach (27)

FIFA Prayer Room

Created on Apr. 24, 2014 12:59 AM EST

This is a prayer room in FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich. Striking...

"FIFA's prayer room is among the most unusual points of its design. The onyx room opens upward toward an indirect light and glitters like an oversized diamond. Visitors can enter from one of two sides, and green arrows in the passageways point toward Mecca as a service to Islamic FIFA members. Otherwise, though, the room is bare and cold.
"People of each religion agreed not to include specific religious ornaments in order to create a neutral space for everyone," said Theus. The sole adornment is two benches inside the prayer space."
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