A team from Cambridge has travelled to Switzerland for the long-awaited unveiling of the first section of the mosque’s pillar and wall construction. The visit gave a good sense of the soaring scale and Islamic designs of the cross-laminated timber which is the keynote of the project’s design, and whose assembly will commence in Cambridge … Continue reading First Timber Unit Completes!
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“The sun is a gift from God.” Shaista Ambar, founder of Lucknow’s first, all-women mosque The first women’s mosque in the city of Lucknow has become the first mosque in India to be entirely powered by renewable energy. The mosque’s president, Shaista Ambar, emphasises that the initiative is in response to global warming, urban pollution, … Continue reading Indian Women’s Mosque Goes 100% Solar
The University of Cambridge’s primary school on the North-West Cambridge Site is now fully open. With a capacity of over 700 pupils, and designed by Cambridge Mosque architects Marks Barfield, this innovative structure recalls the traditional British and Islamic idiom of a college built around a shared central space. Simple and robust building materials and … Continue reading University Primary School Opens
Building work update at the mosque site has been running on schedule. The continuous piles around the basement area and ramp are complete and have been covered with a capping beam. Rain water pipes and stop ends have been cast into the concrete. The reduced level dig commenced on December 7.
The COP22 climate change negotiations have been underway in Marrakech and a range of British and global Islamic organisations have been making their presence felt, under the umbrella of the Global Muslim Climate Network (GMCN). To celebrate the coming into effect of the Paris Climate Agreement, the GMCN designated November 11 as ‘Green Friday’, and … Continue reading Marrakech’s Green Friday
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On the blessed day of Ashura we gathered at the Mill Road site for prayers to celebrate the start of works. As well as architects, diplomats, contractors, engineers and other consultants, the happy event was attended by representatives of the city’s different masjid communities. The event began with a Qur’anic recitation by Imam Isa Karadere, … Continue reading Groundbreaking Gathering