The Great Mosque of Strasbourg, known in French as La Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg, is a large purpose-built building in the Heyritz area, south of the Ile de Strasbourg. It was inaugurated in September 2012. It is designed by Paolo Portoghesi, who also designed the Rome Mosque. The design competition included a futuristic proposal by Zaha Hadid. It is frequented by Muslims of North-African, mainly Moroccan origin. It hosts many conferences and seminars and has an extensive teaching programme for school-aged children.
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