This project sees the reconstruction of one of the most important historic mosques in the Khanate of Kazan, on the western side of the Kazan Kremlin. It sets a new scale of development within the ancient city its substantial external contour has been developed in proportion to the key monuments of the Kremlin panorama. Set on a massive podium, the shape of the structure is based on an eight point star. There are two large courtyards and the main prayer hall is a large, domed space, richly decorated. The building of the mosque is seen as a symbol of the revival of the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Tatar people.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.