Copenhagen: City approves mosque plans

Copenhagen: City approves mosque plans

Though there are mosques in Denmark, this would be the first official one.


Muslims in the capital will finally have fitting place of worship with a mosque being constructed

Copenhagen's first mosque will be a blue dome structure in the Nørrebro district after the City Council voted in favour of approving a district plan for its construction.

The council voted yesterday for a 2000sqm former machine factory on Vibevej Road to be transformed into the 32m tall place of worship for the city's Muslims.

The building's frontal facade will be 13m tall, while the blue dome stretching another 24m up. The mosque will also have two minarets at a height of 32m.

The minarets will be largely symbolic as they will not be used to call people to prayer, reports TV2 News.

The building will include a prayer room, amphitheatre, conference centre, library and housing quarters for visiting imams.


Source: Copenhagen Post (English)

See also:
* Copenhagen: Design for city's first mosque approved
* Denmark: Minister supports Great Mosque

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