Yesterday I went to shoot the Federal Territory Mosque or better known as Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan in Malay. The weather was fine and clear. When I arrived there in the late evening the majestic mosque was already bathed in the golden light. I quickly took out my camera and tripod, had my lens fitted with the polarizer filter and shot away.
Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to leave any comments or criticism.
Some facts and figures about the Federal Territory Mosque:
The Federal Territory Mosque or Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, is a major mosque in Kuala Lumpur. The beautifully-designed mosque is also commonly known as Masjid Wilayah to the locals. It is the 44th mosque built by the Government within the Kuala Lumpur city limits.
The mosque is located on a 13.4 hectare piece of land near the MATRADE complex and the Federal Governmental Complex of Jalan Duta. Masjid Wilayah was built by the Public Works Department, JKR at a cost of RM255 million. Masjid Wilayah construction began on 15 March 1996, and was opened on 30 August 2000. The mosque has a floor area of 47,000 square meters and can accommodate 17,000 devotees at one time.
The mosque bears Muslim influences from the Middle Eastern culture, especially in the architecture of the Blue Mosque of Istanbul, Turkey. It features 22 domes comprises of a main dome, a few half-domes, a semi-circular vault and other small domes.
The domes are made from composite material which comprises glass fibre fabric that is mixed with epoxy resin harderner to make it durable and light. Unlike conventional concrete domes of previously-constructed mosques which could possibly “crumble or crack” over a period of time, composite domes are constructed in the form of separate panels that are bolted together during assembly.