High Plateau Mosque
N'Gaoundere, Cameroon
An urban space that "replaces the usual models in this part of Africa" forms the setting for this private mosque and madrasa, which serve a new residential complex. The mosque is divided into two parts - a galleried prayer court and a prayer hall. Both have columns inspired by those in the Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra. The mosque's five domes are covered with turquoise and copper mosaic and embellished internally with chandeliers of Murano glass. The domes, as well as the suspended coffered ceilings in staff and stucco, were realised by Cameroon-trained craftsmen.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
N'Gaoundere, Cameroon
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Part of Site
Events
2005
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 440 m²; combined floor area: 137,000 m²; total site area: 1,850 m²
Variant Names
High Plateau Mosque
Building Usages
mosque
religious