The National Mosque of Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia's largest mosques with a capacity for 15,000 people. Its key features are a 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously - the roof depicts an open umbrella. The folded plates of the concrete roof is a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound.
The unique modern design of the mosque embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. It is located right next to the architecturally fabulous old railway station, and just a short walk to the sprawling Lake Gardens and National Monument.
For more information, visit www.masjidnegara.gov.my