Contributor: Emma Telfer

Emma Telfer is the executive director of Open House Melbourne. She is a founding partner of the Office for Good Design, and a regular media spokesperson, judge, panellist and ambassador for the creative industries and for Melbourne as the creative capital.

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Building Faith: the Australian Islamic Centre

More than just a place of worship – the Australian Islamic Centre embodies the experience of being a modern-day Australian Muslim. Co-designer Hakan Elevli and building director Mohammed Haddara sit down with Emma Telfer to discuss their unexpected collaboration with Glenn Murcutt and the process of creating a contemporary Australian mosque.