• Europe’s first real Eco-Mosque to find its home in Cambridge, UK

  • 7.jpgCambridge, UK, will now have more than a University to show off on the globe. The city will play home to the first eco-mosque, designed by Marks Barfield. Yes you got that right; these are the same guys who came up with the London Eye and the Kew Gardens Treetop Walkway. The Eco-Mosque will be laid out on an area of 0.4 hectares, purchased two years ago. Costing £13 million, this mosque will be a one of a kind place of worship that will hopefully inspire many others, regardless of the religion they belong to around the world, to take up the green cause. The mosque features a green roof, natural lighting provided by beautiful skylights, and energy locally generated by ground-source heat pumps.

    Using a brick face, the mosque will complement neighboring buildings too, and will be Europe’s first true eco-mosque, accommodating up to 1,000 people with areas dedicated to worship, ablution, teaching, children’s area, morgue and a café and meeting room. Nothing gets better than being closer to Providence in a place as green as can be.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on July 13, 2010