"Something Entirely New and Unique"

Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Germany

Etwas ganz Eigenes und Neues

Thursday, 7 October 2010 - 7:00pm

Debate on Architecture

Evangelische Stadtakademie München
Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 24
80331 Munich

0049-[0]89-54 90 27-0

7| 6 € [reduced]
free admission for students

PAUL BÖHM, Architect of the Cologne Islamic Cultural Centre, Architekturbüro Paul Böhm, Cologne
ALEN JASAREVIC, Architect of the PenzbergIslamic Forum, Jasarevic Architekten, Augsburg

In 2005, one of the most architecturally innovative of Germany‘s mosques was inaugurated in Penzberg. Alen Jasarevic, an architect of Bosnian origin, designed the plan of the structure.
Another distinctive structure, the Cologne Islamic Cultural Centre, designed by the Cologne-based architect Paul Böhm is currently under construction. Featuring an open dome, this building blends traditional and modern aesthetics.
How does contemporary mosque construction address both innovative architectural design and its social implications? What new and unique building characteristics should be considered upon the inception of similar projects?

Organiser: Munich Protestant Academy