Vogosca is a suburb of Sarajevo built to house factory workers. Like most communist-era developments in the former Yugoslavia, it was planned without provision for religious life. In those years some 30 per cent of Bosnia's mosques were lost: the 1992-1995 conflict destroyed 80 per cent of what was left. The new mosque in Vogosca is a symbol of the revival of one town's spiritual and religious life. Funding came from many small individual donations. The construction deploys the few materials that are readily available in post-conflict Bosnia: reinforced concrete structure, concrete slabs, beams, columns and stairs, brick infill.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 349 m²; combined floor area: 853 m²; total site area: 2,300 m²