Architecture awards recognise green-minded Cambridge Mosque

The first eco-friendly mosque in Europe has secured national acclaim at the AJ Architecture Awards for its contribution to the Cambridge community, and for its sustainable design.

Allocated the “Community and Faith Project” award, the Cambridge Mosque was lauded for its innovative design utilising materials sustainably sourced, and efficiently used. The award illustrated the importance of creating sustainable designs, conscious of environmental issues in the architectural industry

Timber has been used throughout the structure of the multi-denominational mosque, highlighting the project’s green aspiration for a building that is carbon-neutral both in materials and in operation.

Located on Mill Road, the eco-mosque uses multiple green technologies combined to decrease the buildings carbon footprint, including air source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting and photovoltaics. Designed to make use of natural light by day, the structure features natural ventilation able to cope at peak capacity.

As well as serving as a mosque, the building is designed to benefit the wider community including meeting rooms and a cafe open to all.

The AJ Architecture awards honours excellence and achievements in UK architecture that includes housing and school projects, as well as leisure and landscaping. Shortlisted projects considered for awards are visited by a panel of judges and published in the pages of the Architects’ Journal.

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Posted by Mark
December 3, 2019

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