The Islamic Center of Rijeka مسجد

The Mosque is the result of decades-old aspirations of Muslims in Rijeka to have an adequate religious space. Now they have, and what space it is; one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Europe. The most interesting fact is that the design was not defined by architects, but by one of the most prominent Croatian sculptor, Dušan Džamonja (b. 1928 - d. 2009). He created a miniature model of the mosque, reflecting his well-known abstract sculptures. Later, the architects Darko Vlahović and Branko Vučinović have undertaken the task to implement this conceptual idea in order to achieve the superior aesthetics of the project.

Photos by Palagani Rahul