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.

UK & Europe
149 Oriental Rd, Woking GU22 7BA, United Kingdom
Category Religious | Conservation & Heritage
Year 2015
Size 5,550sqm
The whole becomes one big garden, in the tradition of mosques and the best Islamic architecture.

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.

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