The Cambridge Mosque Trust has been deeply saddened by the news that its architect David Marks died on October 6 after a long illness. We came to him with an ambitious project that would satisfy a religious community living in a minority setting within a historic English town, and he gave us a solution that … Continue reading Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
All four tours arranged by Open Eco Homes to the mosque site on 14 October are booked up. If you have not booked online please do not come, as unfortunately you will not be admitted.
Still a long way to go! However it is now possible to get a clear sense of the calm but impressive impact of this unique design feature, which symbolises religion as a principle of harmony with the natural world as well as recalling Islamic geometry and English fan-vaulting. A photo of the preliminary fix of … Continue reading Our Trees Are Growing
It is now possible to go upstairs in our building! This photo shows a view of the rear residential unit (left) and the mother-and-child prayer space (right). The cross-laminated timber work will be faced with decorative brick at a later stage of the construction process. The window spaces can now be cut out of the … Continue reading Residential Unit Walls Go Up
The rear of the mosque building is starting to take shape. This view shows the CLT panels now in place for the mortuary (left) and the rear female access and second accommodation unit (right). The brick cladding will be added later in the project schedule. Tomorrow our specialist contractors begin work on the first of … Continue reading Rear Portico Takes Shape
With Blumer-Lehmann’s specialists on site all systems are go for craning in the remainder of the prayer hall walls and piercing the door and window points. The mother-and-child space is now clearly visible to the left of the frame. At the rear of the site (not in view) the gabion wall element is now complete.
On 5th September the first sections of the wall of the prayer hall were lifted into place! For the first time visitors receive a good impression of the height of the mosque. The panels are made of cross-laminated timber (CLT), and will be faced with decorative bricks.
Thanks to the Islamic Union of Hong Kong for their latest donation, amounting to £5000. All donations are very welcome. To find out how you can donate please go to our donations page.
Come and join us at 3pm this Sunday, September 3, for an informal update on the Cambridge New Mosque Project! Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ
Our Swiss friends and timber fabricators Blumer-Lehmann AG have been working hard on manufacturing the columns, walls and dome of our mosque, at their state-of-the-art plant in Gossau, Switzerland. The first consignment has now left their factory and is on its way to Mill Road! Blumer-Lehmann’s specialist team will make a soft start on our … Continue reading Phase Two Begins!