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Africa Awaits The Third Largest Mosque In The World

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Magnificent right….. Well this structure designed by the German agency: Juerge Engel Architects will be the third- largest mosque in the world after the Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina.

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With a prayer hall that can accommodate up to 37,000 people, the mosque is one of the largest religious buildings in the Islamic world. The project has a cultural centre, an Imam School, a library, apartments, a fire station, a museum, and Islamic center search. The project covers an area of 400,000 square meters, and is located less than six kilometres east of the historic city center.

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The competition was won in 2008 by the agency Jürgen Engel Architects and engineers Krebs und Kiefer International group based in Darmstadt, Germany. The contract was endorsed during a signing ceremony in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and construction of the complex began in early 2012. Commissioning is scheduled for 2016.

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Location: Algiers, Algeria
Developer: ANARGEMA (National Agency for Implementing Management of Algeria Mosque)
Architects: Juergen Engella
Total area: 400,000 m²
Height of the minaret: 265 m
Year: Competition: Won in 2008 – Start of construction: 2012 – Commissioning: 2016 Credits: © Juergen Engel Architekten

 

culled from Archis.com

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