Copenhagen: City approves plans for new mosque(photo)
Earlier this year the city also approved plans for a Shia grand mosque.
Via Copenhagen Post:
By an overwhelming majority of 45 votes to three at the Copenhagen City Council, the construction of a new mosque has been pre-approved as part of a new local plan for the city’s Amager district, reports Politiken newspaper.
The 5,500 sqm mosque will be just one of several buildings at ‘The Battery’, a business and residential complex designed by the architectural firm, the Bjarke Ingels Group. The firm calls The Battery an ‘activity centre’ that is ‘an architectural interpretation of an Alpine landscape in the centre of Copenhagen’.
According to the drafts, the new mosque will be decidedly unconventional, a modern design resembling a ziggurat.
However, one more hurdle must be overcome before the mosque’s building is 100 percent guaranteed. A public hearing on the plan for The Battery will take place on 28 October, where local residents will have the opportunity to offer opinions to the city council, prior to a final approval of the plan in February.