Al-Husayn Mosque Canopies
Cairo, Egypt
Three mechanically operated, square shaped umbrellas set in a row in front of the Sayidna Hussein Mosque, once open, cover a total area of 750 square metres. The height of the umbrellas is 12 metres, and they provide shade for worshippers who gather to pray outside in front of the mosque on the plaza. The steel structure is galvanised and coated, and the membrane is made of Teflon. The membrane is partially ornamented with sewn-on coloured textile bands.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Cairo, Egypt
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Part of Site
Events
2000
Variant Names
Al-Husayn Mosque Canopies
Umbrellas for Sayyidna al-Hussayn Mosque
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Mosque Canopy for Outdoor Prayer Area
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Jami' al-Amir Husayn Canopies
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Keywords
tent structures