The Masjid Negara (National Mosque) is an architectural tribute to Islam, the official religion of Malaysia. It can accommodate up to 15,000 worshippers during prayers.
Situated on 13 acres, the mosque houses a central courtyard measuring 153 sq feet and a tower with over 245 steps. Accommodating up to 15,000 worshippers during prayers, the mosque houses a library, offices and a mausoleum for the nation’s heroes.
Masjid Negara was initially designed by the Public Works Department and was restored and upgraded in 2003 through the generous donation of Albukhary Foundation.
The folded plates of the concrete main roof are a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound.