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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #1
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ALGIERS | New Great Mosque of Algiers | 270m | 886ft | U/C

China to construct world’s third largest mosque in Algeria




www.djamaa-el-djazair.com

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Algeria signed a deal with a Chinese construction giant on Tuesday for the building of a vast new one billion euro mosque that is expected to be the third largest in the world.

Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdallah Ghlamallah declared that the grand mosque which will overlook the seafront in the east of Algiers would be a “one-of-a-kind”.

“There will be nothing like it in the world -- religiously, touristically and economically,” he said as the deal was signed with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

The mega mosque will sit on 20 hectares (49 acres) of land in the Mohammadia area of the capital, with its minaret soaring 270 meters (almost 900 feet) into the sky.

The one billion euro ($1.3-billion) house of worship will be able to 120,000 people and will also feature a library containing one million works and seating for 2,000, as well as a museum and a research center.


It will be the world's third largest mosque after those in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika “wants to leave his mark” through the building of the mosque, which will also become the fourth grand mosque in Algiers, Ghlamallah added.

“Work will start today after the signing of the contract and should be completed in 42 months,” the minister said.

The Chinese company, which has been in Algeria for the past 30 years and built the five largest hotels in the country, beat out a Lebanese-Italian concern and an Algerian-Spanish company for the contract.

CSCEC was one of four Chinese companies that were disbarred in 2009 from bidding for World Bank financed projects for periods ranging from five to eight years after a corruption investigation in the Philippines, according to a World Bank statement.

In the case of CSCEC the World Bank recommended that the exclusion period run until 2015.


Algiers currently has three grand mosques: Djamaa el-Kebir, built in the 11th century; Djamaa el-Djedid, built in 1660; and the Ketchaoua, at the foot of the Casbah, also built during the Ottoman rule in the 17th century.

http://english.alarabiya.net/article...28/197611.html


ALGIERS | Djamaa El Djazaïr | Grand Mosque | 270m | Under Construction

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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #2
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Good news.....do you have some render photos for this one......how would it look....???
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Old April 18th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #3
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http://www.algerie-monde.com/projets...e-d-alger.html

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Good news.....do you have some render photos for this one......how would it look....???
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #4
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nice!! the tower reminds me of Ryugyong Hotel..
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #5
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Only 215m, wrong section.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #6
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"at 300 metres", and that's that?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #7
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Sorry I skipped that but the article in French says 215m.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #8
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Isn't the mosque in madinah the second largest?
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Old April 19th, 2007, 04:06 AM   #9
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minaret will reach 300 metres

MONTREAL - Quebec-based engineering and construction company Dessau-Soprin has signed a $22-million deal to become project manager for the construction of the world's third-largest mosque in Algeria.

The contract, which was disclosed last summer by various media reports in the north African country, was formally signed last week.

The country has been buzzing with construction activity in recent years as the rising price of oil has given it the means to complete road, water, rail and energy infrastructure projects.


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"We were there at the right time," president and CEO Jean-Pierre Sauriol said of the company's latest contract, which he described as one of the largest in its history. They have a deficit of infrastructure for the last 10 years, but now ... they are investing a lot, to attract other investment eventually."

The privately held Quebec company will hire architects, specialized managers and technical experts as it becomes project manager during the 76-month construction period.

The contract is expected to create at least 100 jobs, mostly in Algeria.

The big challenge facing the company is to meet the needs of the 25 Algerian groups and government agencies that will be involved in the large project, Sauriol said.

The new $3.4-billion mosque to be built in the bay of Algiers, or the Mohammadia commune, will be the world's third largest after Mecca in Saudi Arabia and Hassan II in Morroco.

It will have the capacity to hold up to 120,000 worshippers and have the largest minaret tower in the world at 300 metres.

The addition of several cultural and religious structures, a Qur'an house, three libraries, amphitheatre, laboratory, 300-room hotel, shopping centre, restaurants and park will boost the project's value to more than $9.3 billion.

Sauriol said at least one Quebec architecture firm is believed to be interested in joining an international bidding contest to design the holy site.

Following three years of effort, Dessau-Soprin beat four competitors, including Quebec-based Axor-Inv and Genivar Income Fund (TSX:GNV.UN), and Gemo of France.

More Quebec firms are becoming involved in Algeria because they speak French, Sauriol said. Dessau-Soprin employs 2,600 people Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, South America and the Caribbean.
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Algeria chooses Canadian firm to manage construction of world's third-largest mosque

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The Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs confirmed its decision Wednesday (April 4th) of Quebec-based engineering and construction company Dessau-Soprin to oversee the construction of Algeria's new Grand Mosque, which will be the third largest mosque in the world after Mecca in Saudi Arabia and Hassan II in Morocco. The mosque, to be located on the Bay of Algiers, will accommodate up to 120,000 worshippers and will have the largest minaret tower in the world at 300 metres. The mosque will also have several cultural and religious structures, a conference room, a Qur'an house, a centre for cultural sciences, three libraries and media centres, an amphitheatre, a laboratory, a 300-room hotel, a shopping centre, restaurants, green spaces and a recreation park. The initial investment is planned at $2.2 billion but according to some estimates the project's cost may surpass $9 billion. Dessau-Soprin will receive $22m for its services. Completion of the project is expected in 76 months.
Good news, any photo this project or architect design model?.

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Old April 20th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #11
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hmmmmm i think it is a poor attempt for a nice mosque to reach supertall status.... Nice building but they should not even try to gain supertall status becasue iff you want a supertall mosque, then design it especialy for it....
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Old April 20th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #12
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I don't like it at all, it looks like a big couscous/Tajine dish !

The mosque in Casablanca looks much better
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Old April 21st, 2007, 11:24 AM   #13
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i think the minaret looks unique.

but i don't know if i like it or not
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Old April 21st, 2007, 11:27 AM   #14
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Sorry I skipped that but the article in French says 215m.
No it doesn't exactly say that, it says that the minaret will raise 215m above the praying room but does not precise how high is that room.

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Le minaret sera accessible par un ascenseur qui, en une minute, pourra parcourir, face à la baie d'Alger, les 215 mètres qui séparent la grande salle de prières du haut du minaret.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 11:31 AM   #15
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Isn't the mosque in madinah the second largest?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:34 AM   #16
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:28 PM   #17
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The render looks like it's 30m apparently.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #18
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nice!! the tower reminds me of Ryugyong Hotel..
Me 2.... To be frank it doesnt look that Islamic to me. It lacks the Islamic tastes of Makkah and Casablanca mosques. Also 215 meters for a minaret is unnessessarily high.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #19
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really nice hotel
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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #20
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YUP VERY NICE, I LOVE IT
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