Restoration of Muhammad Mosque
Baku, Azerbaijan

Located in the historical part of Baku, Muhammad’s mosque was severely damaged in the 18th century when a fleet of Russian ships shelled the city. It is also known as Siniggala (damaged tower) mosque. According to a remaining inscription on the northern wall, the mosque is the oldest building related to Islam in the whole of Azerbaijan. On-site excavations in 1988 allowed better understanding of the primeval state of the building and of its history. The complex was first restored between 1986 and 1989. It underwent a complete restoration in 2012. Muhammad’s mosque testifies to the advanced achievements of Azerbaijani architecture as early as the 11th century.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Baku, Azerbaijan
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Completed 2017
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture