More than 600 concrete columns for the world’s third largest mosque

One of the largest mosques ever built with a prayer room covering 22,000 m² and the world’s tallest minaret soaring 265 m high is under construction in the Bay of Algiers at present. The load-bearing spun concrete columns were produced by the manufacturer Europoles based in the German city of Neumarkt and shipped by vessel to the Algerian capital city.

Designed by the German architecture office KSP Jürgen Engel on behalf of the Algerian government, the Djamaa el-Djazair mosque is being built in the Bay of Algiers, being Africa’s biggest one and the third largest in the world. The 265 m high minaret will by far be taller than the previous record holder in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. The China State Construction Engineering (CSCEC), an internationally leading general contractor, was commissioned with the construction works.

It is intended to create a building structure on a total floor area of 375,000 m2 with roughly 1.8 million m³ of...

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