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Aberdeen mosque moves on site

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January 7 2015

Aberdeen mosque moves on site
Work to build a £1.5m mosque to serve Aberdeen’s growing Muslim community has got underway with Chap Construction moving onsite at the city’s Nelson Street.

This will allow construction of a three storey community and prayer hall funded by Masjid Alhikmah, taking the form of an extension and re-clad of an existing workshop.

Defined by a decorative screen composed of glass reinforced concrete relief panels and fixed opaque glass rising above the fascia line so that the block can be read as a series of distinct elements rather than one mass.

In a statement Makespace Architects said: “This proposal is intended to be a break from architectural pastiche and present a more sophisticated architecture  that references Muslim heritage, whilst also being firmly placed within its present context.”

Phase one works are scheduled for completion by June.

1 Comment

james
#1 Posted by james on 7 Jan 2015 at 15:11 PM
“This proposal is intended to be a break from architectural pastiche and present a more sophisticated architecture..." Well, well, well and there was me thinking this was just a graphic. Sophisticated? Certainly - in the truest sense of the word.

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