MEKA SOLUTION PARTNER OF LAFARGE FOR THE GREAT MOSQUE OF ALGIERS PROJECT

Djamaâ El Djazaïr, Great Mosque of Algiers (Algeria)

The Mohammadia Mega Mosque, also known as Djamaâ El Djazaïr, the Great Mosque of Algiers, will be built on a 218,525 m² (54 acres or 21.8ha) site located east of the present historical center in the Mohammadia area near the Bay of Algeria. It will be the third largest mosque in the world after the Mecca and Media mosques. It will feature a 265m-tall minaret and be able to accommodate up to 120,000 worshippers. The construction work started in 2012, it will be open to the public in 2016, costing approximately €1.04m ($1.3m). In this Project currently, two of our Meka MB-100M model concrete plants are running out of 4 total plants and already take its place among the World-renowned references.

The mosque complex comprises a multimedia library, a 265m-tall minaret, a research and a cultural center, a meeting room, a prayer room, a Quran school with residential facilities and a museum.

The Islamic Art and History Museum and a research center will spread over the fourth to 20th floor of the minaret. The cultural center will have an amphitheater with 1,500 seats, while the library will have 2,000 seats and nearly one million works regarding Islamic culture and history. The school for Koran studies will be situated here and will accommodate close 300 post-graduation students from Algiers and abroad. It will also have residential facilities for staff and students. There will be three floors of parking that will accommodate 40,000 cars.

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