We present the first pics of our finial, the highest point of our golden dome! Completed in happy coincidence with the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, this symbol of beauty and harmony now adds a new and dramatic feature to Cambridge’s skyline. Attracting people from all over the world, we are truly a … Continue reading Ramadan Ends with a Crescent
Watch below to see more amazing images of our building progress. Thanks to Emrah Cavli of Yapi Merkezi for taking these latest pictures of work on our site. Vocals recorded at the Cambridge University Muslim Prayer Room, sung by Harmonia Alcorani.
Our mosque receives extensive favourable treatment in Shahed Saleem’s new book The British Mosque: an Architectural and Social History (published by Historic England, 2018). The lavishly-illustrated book provides a complete history of Britain’s magnificent mosque heritage, and closes with a discussion of our own project here in Cambridge. According to the author we represent a … Continue reading Mosque Celebrated In New Book
New video footage shows the team assembling the final ‘trees’ in the portico area. All is on schedule! The prayer is recited by Ali Keeler.
Watch this video showing the installation of the new Cambridge mosque dome. “A sacred space with an ancient, timeless feel and built with the latest technologies ” says Sheikh Adbal Hakim Murad on the site of the new mosque, as the dome is put in place, marking the halfway point of one of the most … Continue reading Construction Reaches Halfway Point
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
Here is a unique interview with Othman Llewellyn of the Saudi Wildlife Authority, recorded at the historic Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in which Llewellyn explains Islam’s teachings on the environment and the need for sustainability in mosque design.
As construction work is ongoing on our Mill Road site, the Trust has been developing its plans for the teaching spaces in the new building. As well as the smaller classrooms designated for Cambridge’s Qur’an and Hadith Hub, and the multipurpose cafe/exhibition space, there is to be a dedicated women’s classroom. But the team have … Continue reading Progress with Auditorium Design
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
Brighton’s new visitor attraction, known as the British Airways i360, was officially opened on 4 August. Designed by Cambridge Mosque architects Marks Barfield Associates, this innovative structure is a ‘vertical pier’ which takes up to 200 visitors a breathtaking 138 metres into the sky. The hi-tech project benefits from the extensive use of sustainable technology. … Continue reading i360 Open To The Public!