A new mosque will soon be built in Rinkeby, Stockholm. It will measure a total of 5,000 square meters, consisting of 18 domes and costing 100 million kronor. The construction company NCC, which will build the mosque, is positive and has spoken almost lyrically about the new project.
By – Brünnhilde
“It’s going to be very fun to build a mosque,” claims Fredrik Anheim, Head of Division at NCC Building.
Together the NCC and Rinkebymoskén’s Collection Foundation have now initiated a collaboration to construct a large mosque in Rinkeby in northwest Stockholm.
The project is a contract that is expected to amount in total to approximately SEK 100 million, according to an announcement by NCC in a press release on Tuesday.
The new mosque will be built at Rinkeby allé and the site is in close proximity to the new police building that the NCC is currently building now.
The mosque building will thus be next to the new police building.
“Those who live here have longed for this mosque. No one has complained or appealed. This shows that there is a strength and a joy that this spiritual space will come,” proclaims Ibrahim Bouraleh from the Muslim foundation to SVT Stockholm.
According to NCC, architect Johan Celsing has developed a design proposal for the mosque where it currently measures 5,000 square meters, 18 domes and spaces to accommodate numerous prayer rooms, cafés and classrooms.
He explains to SVT that the “special thing” about the mosque will be that it will be built to geographically face Islam’s holy city of Mecca, and thus will differ from the “right-angled grid of the district”.
“Exactly how the final design will result will be worked out by the parties during the design phase,” he says.
“This assignment allows us to build on the positive experiences we have in place in Rinkeby, for example, to participate in the continued development of the city as a whole. It’s also going to be very fun to build a mosque,” says Fredrik Anheim, Head of Division at NCC Building.