‘Unique’ mosque planned for Halifax – $6-million project next to Maritime Muslim Academy to be completed in about a year
The Chebucto Road area in Halifax is getting a new landmark.
Construction is underway for a new community centre and mosque next to the Maritime Muslim Academy.
“It’s unique in its architecture,” said Hadi Salah, the academy’s principal and chairman of the centre’s building committee.
The new centre’s brick facade will blend in with neighbouring buildings, which include the academy and the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.
However, the structure will also feature windows and domed roofs that will make it instantly identifiable as a mosque.
The $6-million project should be done in 12 to 14 months, Mr. Salah said.
So far, $2 million has been raised and the community is hoping to get government help.
Mr. Salah said he hopes the complex will get some government support because part of the building will be for community use and it is also being designed with the environment in mind.
Local architect Dan Goodspeed designed the project, which will have a geothermal heating system and a grey-water recovery system.
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