Reconstruction of the Historical Mosque
Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Built in 1903, this mosque served the city of Aktobe until it was closed during the Soviet era and its minaret demolished. It was reopened to worshippers in the 1990s, and with a recent increase in the number of worshippers in the historic residential area adjacent to the mosque, a decision was made to preserve parts of the original structure and expand it with the addition of a new building. The mosque has two levels and a basement. Ablution areas are located in the basement. The ground floor has the men’s prayer hall (for 700 worshippers), and a marriage hall, and the second floor contains women’s prayer hall and the imam’s office. 

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Aktobe, Kazakhstan
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Completed 2012
2,340 m²
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Reconstruction of the Historical Mosque
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