President visited new mosque in Astana
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited a new mosque in Astana on the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the press service of Akorda informed.
The President of Kazakhstan was provided with detailed information about the construction of the mosque and alternative sources of energy used to provide this building with electricity and heat.
The construction of the mosque on the right bank of the Ishim River was started in 2016. The new mosque was erected at the expense of charitable means. The building of the mosque is made in the style of postmodernism, using traditional ornaments and decorative elements. The main building has a complex, hemispherical shape, consisting of triangular inclined planes, culminating in a dome, whose diameter is 26 meters. Externally, the design of the mosque resembles a flower and at the same time faces the diamond.
The height of the minaret, located on the north side of the main building of the mosque, is 43.5 meters and it was made in the form of “kalama” – “sacred feather”.
The alternative sources used for the energy supply of the new mosque produce three times more electricity from the required volume. The new mosque is designed for 750 visitors.
The area of the mosque is 2248 square meters. The plot area is 1.44 hectares.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050