Penang State Mosque

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Penang State Mosque
Masjid Negeri Pulau Pinang
مسجد نڬري ڤولاو ڤينڠ
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Basic information
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
AffiliationIslam
Branch/traditionSunni
OwnershipState Government of Penang
Architectural description
Architect(s)Efren Brindez Paz
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleModernist
Date established1980
Specifications
Minaret(s)1
Materialsconcrete

The Penang State Mosque or Masjid Negeri Pulau Pinang is a state mosque located at Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane) in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

History[edit]

Construction of the mosque began on 1977 with the foundation stone was officially laid by Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang, Tun Sardon Jubir on 16 July 1977. The mosque was completed in 1980 and was officially opened on 29 August 1980 by the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang. [1]

Features[edit]

The mosque was inspired by Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer's design of Cathedral of Brasilia in Brasilia, capital of Brazil. Its architecture is an amalgamation of Western Modernist. The mosque was designed by the Filipino architect, Efren Brindez Paz.

Penang State Mosque viewed from Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penang State Mosque". VirtualMalaysia.com. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved April 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Coordinates: 5°24′24″N 100°18′05″E / 5.40667°N 100.30139°E / 5.40667; 100.30139