In a first, mosque shortlisted for UK’s most prestigious architecture award [PICTURES]

The stunning mosque was designed by Marks Barfield Architects by artfully blending in Muslim and English architectural traditions.

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The outside structure of the Cambridge Central Mosque, Europe's first eco-friendly mosque,. (Alamy Stock Photo)
The outside structure of the Cambridge Central Mosque, Europe’s first eco-friendly mosque. (Alamy Stock Photo)

In first, the Cambridge Central Mosque in the United Kingdom (UK) has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2021 Prize.

The interiors and exteriors of the Cambridge Central Mosque.
The interiors and exteriors of the Cambridge Central Mosque.

The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. The award is given to those whose architecture is thought to be the most significant for the evolution of architecture and the built of environment.


A view of the the Cambridge Central Mosque from the street. (Morley von Sternberg)
A view of the Cambridge Central Mosque from the street. (Morley von Sternberg)

The Cambridge Central Mosque, which is Europe’s first eco-friendly mosque, has been shortlisted for this prestigious award.

The inside of the mosque. (Morley von Sternberg)
The inside of the Cambridge Central Mosque. (Morley von Sternberg)

This stunning mosque was designed by Marks Barfield Architects by artfully blending in Muslim and English architectural traditions.

The Cambridge Central Mosque was designed by Marks Barfield Architects by artfully blending in Muslim and English architectural traditions. (Marks Barfield Architects)
The Cambridge Central Mosque was designed by Marks Barfield Architects by artfully blending in Muslim and English architectural traditions. (Marks Barfield Architects)

The mosque has been built in a splendid yet straightforward method where a small building in a low-rise residential neighborhood can handle a thousand worshippers.

The Cambridge Central Mosque has the ability to hold a thousand worshippers at a time. In this photo, the mosque can be seen filled with worshippers.
The Cambridge Central Mosque has the ability to hold a thousand worshippers at a time. In this photo, the mosque can be seen filled with worshippers. (Morley von Sternberg)

The inner support structure of the mosque has been artfully constructed using timber trees. The geometrical design of these internal wooden structures has been designed through work with geometric artist Keith Critchlow.

The inside of the mosque. (Morley von Sternberg)
The inside of the mosque. (Morley von Sternberg)
The outside of the mosque. (Morley von Sternberg)
The outside of the mosque. (Morley von Sternberg)
The Cambridge Central Mosque from outside.
The Cambridge Central Mosque from outside.

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