Gallery: Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Min...


Normally minarets are used by the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer, but a new mosque slated for northern Germany is planning to use the tower to also harness the power of the wind. The eco friendly mosque, which is being designed by Hamburg-architect Selcuk Ünyilmaz, will be located in Norderstedt north of Hamburg and will feature two minarets with integrated energy-generating wind turbines. With approval from the local planning authorities, the mosque is now free to seek out funding for the project.

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