A look at the Gungahlin Mosque

johnboy 29 June 2012 18
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With the Klan leafleting Gungahlin hinting that the world will end if a flyblown paddock is turned into a mosque now might be a good time to look at what is actually proposed.

Fortunately the Canberra Muslim Centre has produced a booklet to give you a sense of the scope of the project.

Looks great to me.


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joingler joingler 10:48 am 10 Aug 12

Gungahlin_Bob said :

Looks like they have put some thought into the design to meet the “feel of the area”. Located in the main district, so not in the middle of a residential community, they have avoided the dome and spinarets, which would have otherwise dominated the landscape, again can’t complain on that side.

So all that is left is traffic concerns…which is important. As someone said there is already issues with traffic at the the two problem areas in Gungahlin, and it is important for Gungahlin to make sure that the roads into the shops don’t become useless, otherwise it will be quicker to go elsewhere, dooming Gungahlin shops (I have been around long enough to watch this happen to a few shopping areas).

And I suppose the only other concern is for the residents opposite in traffic noise. Can’t help think that the opposition organiser lives in the houses opposite 😉 But each has there needs, wants, and desires, but using secret meetings is not the way to garner community support for the cause.

Bob

The only houses nearby are a block down the street. There is nothing across the road from the proposed site (although I think the plan is to turn into more retail areas)

mareva mareva 3:22 pm 30 Jun 12

I’m all for it too. Looks great

Pandy Pandy 12:45 pm 30 Jun 12

Looks no more offensive than the Jewish Centre in Forrest.

All for it!

Gungahlin_Bob Gungahlin_Bob 7:14 am 30 Jun 12

Looks like they have put some thought into the design to meet the “feel of the area”. Located in the main district, so not in the middle of a residential community, they have avoided the dome and spinarets, which would have otherwise dominated the landscape, again can’t complain on that side.

So all that is left is traffic concerns…which is important. As someone said there is already issues with traffic at the the two problem areas in Gungahlin, and it is important for Gungahlin to make sure that the roads into the shops don’t become useless, otherwise it will be quicker to go elsewhere, dooming Gungahlin shops (I have been around long enough to watch this happen to a few shopping areas).

And I suppose the only other concern is for the residents opposite in traffic noise. Can’t help think that the opposition organiser lives in the houses opposite 😉 But each has there needs, wants, and desires, but using secret meetings is not the way to garner community support for the cause.

Bob

SnapperJack SnapperJack 5:49 pm 29 Jun 12

Bosworth said :

Where are the minarets and Dome?

I’m disappointed 🙁

I think they’ve tried to westernise it as much as possible lest it looks (shudder!) too Islamic. But no doubt the NIMBYs and other fruit loops will still find something to whinge about.

Northsidechick Northsidechick 5:47 pm 29 Jun 12

I was interested in seeing a plan – it looks great. I also wanted to say that yesterday I received a little yellow letter in my mail box that was from a group of nameless, faceless people calling themselves the ‘concerned people of Canberra’ , giving an email address only and calling for support in opposing the Gungahlin Mosque on a bunch of very pithy concerns masquerading, what I assume to be, fear and ignorance. I think it’s fantastic that the Muslim community is getting a place of worship and I am very happy for the Mosque to be located in my local town area.

Bosworth Bosworth 5:41 pm 29 Jun 12

Where are the minarets and Dome?

I’m disappointed 🙁

fabforty fabforty 5:26 pm 29 Jun 12

Awww… I was hoping for some huge kick ar*e minarets.

bloodnut bloodnut 4:25 pm 29 Jun 12

Duffbowl said :

Nice pamphlet that gives a fair amount of detail.

For the nutters out there (no need for the Roman salute), it appears that the CMC is still a fair way from raising all the funds needed.

Two CMCs in Canberra.

Oh dear.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 2:45 pm 29 Jun 12

Traffic there could be no worse than the two biggest shitfights in Gungahlin – Burgmann school at dropoff and pickup and around the servo’s between 5 and 7 every night.

M0les M0les 2:10 pm 29 Jun 12

Where are the trolls?! This post needs more trolls! Why is everyone handing-out all this smiley slap-backery?!

Mysteryman Mysteryman 1:16 pm 29 Jun 12

I think it would be cool if it looked a bit more “out there”. Maybe more elements of a traditional mosque, or something a bit more unique.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 12:35 pm 29 Jun 12

Nice pamphlet that gives a fair amount of detail.

For the nutters out there (no need for the Roman salute), it appears that the CMC is still a fair way from raising all the funds needed.

schmeah schmeah 12:28 pm 29 Jun 12

kevin22 said :

Would be interesting on how the traffic goes during prayer or ramadan.

Probably the same as the traffic that builds up around the local Anglican and Catholic churches on a Sunday, but expecially Easter .. I know, crazy stuff hey!

kevin22 kevin22 12:23 pm 29 Jun 12

Would be interesting on how the traffic goes during prayer or ramadan.

Chop71 Chop71 11:55 am 29 Jun 12

FioBla said :

Has bicycle parking I’m sold. #couldbeusedaspillories

Turban bike helmets?

FioBla FioBla 11:43 am 29 Jun 12

Has bicycle parking I’m sold. #couldbeusedaspillories

devils_advocate devils_advocate 11:24 am 29 Jun 12

Built form is a bit boring, needs something to break up the large brick wall surfaces, maybe more and larger external windows.

the central spire structure is nice.

Hope the calls to prayer are not broadcast at some ridiculous volume.

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