Baitul Futuh - London UK

Baitul Futuh
Built: 3 Oct 2003
Capacity: 13500
Location: London, UK

The Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, Surrey is a landmark building. It was voted as one of the top 50 best modern buildings in the world by 'The Information' a supplement magazine to 'The Independent' newspaper.

The mosque is the largest mosque in Western Europe and accommodates upto 6000 worshippers. The dome is 16 meters in diameter and the tallest minaret is 35 meters high. The flooring inside the mosque is covered with 38,700 square feet of carpet.

Area of site: 5.2 acre
Date of Purchase: 29 March 1996
Purchase Price: £2.23 million
Construction costs: £15 million
Architects: Sutton Griffin & Morgan

A fire in 2015 destroyed significant elements of the complex, including function halls, offices, residences and other support functions, seriously impacting on the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which the Mosque serves. Reinstating the fire-damaged elements of the building is a priority, but the practice is also exploring long-term opportunities in order to establish an overall development framework that responds to the client’s wider aspirations.

The proposals envisage a new formal facade which would present a distinguished frontage and entrance in the form of a new wing, as well creating a more generous courtyard space and increased accommodation. Separate vehicle and pedestrian entrances will create safer access, with new hard and soft landscaping enhancing the approach to the Mosque complex.

No comments:

Post a Comment