Mosque in Cologne: elaborate in situ concrete dome construction
The Turkish-Islamic Union (Diyanet Isleri Türk Islam Birligi, DITIB) is drawing attention to itself by building the largest Islamic community centre and mosque in Germany. By the end of 2011, Cologne will have a new centre with a floor area exceeding 20 000 m2 plus a mosque with two minarets each 55 m high.
Following the architectural competition held in 2005, won by the renowned Cologne-based architectural practice Paul Böhm, construction work began on this unique structure. Despite its size and exposed position, this building complex blends in well with surrounding developments. Large glass façades ensure an open, inviting character.