|Category||Religious | Conservation & Heritage|
Shah Jahan Mosque
A master-plan study for historic mosque
This project is a concept master plan design study for the Shah Jahan Mosque, completed in 1889, the earliest purpose-built mosque in Northern Europe. The original prayer hall, which accommodates 60 worshippers, has the second-highest national listing in the UK as a building of architectural and historic importance.
The brief called for a master plan which not only fits the existing community better, but allows for considerable expansion and the inclusion of outreach facilities to welcome Muslim and non-Muslim visitors and scholars.
A new prayer hall for 1,000 worshippers is provided, as too multi-use meeting spaces, ghusal (ablution) facilities, library, kitchens, and a mortuary. A café, classrooms, offices, flats for residents and visitors and basement car-parking are added. The accommodation is greatly increased, yet the effect of the massing appears to recede because of the buildings’ positioning and form, and the judicious use of roof gardens.
Integrated services provided for this project.