Jamia Mosque

Banda Street, Nairobi CBD.

The Jamia Mosque is arguably the most important, aside from being the busiest mosque in Kenya and an Islamic hub for the region. The brief called for an increase in capacity for worshippers and expansion of the Jamia Training Institute all whilst ensuring minimum disruption to the day-to-day running of the institution. Thus the proposal was to develop one wing extensively, maximizing on allowable heights while maintaining its human scale due to its proximity to the walkway at street level. Various elements of Islamic culture and, by extension, architecture were abstracted to render the building form contemporary yet familiar.

Project Information

Site Area:
1.8 Acres
Project Area:
8,300 m2
Project Type:
Mosque & Islamic Centre
Project Location:

Ngong Road, Adam’s Arcade, Nairobi