Mosque in Wangen near Olten

Olten Türk Kültür Ocaği
Industriestrasse 2
4612 Wangen b. Olten 

Type of Building: Assembly rooms with mosque (conversion)
Area: approximately 1150 m2 (building), 2272 m2 (land)
Building height: Approximately 15.7 m
Cost: Approximately CHF 920,000 (including land purchase and complete conversion; minaret: CHF 50,000)
Objections: Yes (Minaret)
Owners: Olten Türk Kültür Ocagi (Turkish Cultural Association)
Architects: Çelikerler, Bartin, Turkey / Hanspeter Studer, Hägendorf
Start of Conversion: 2002
Construction period for the minaret: 4 years
Inauguration: 2009
Religious tradition: Sunni Islam
Conception through to inauguration: Approximately 7 years


Text : Andreas Tunger-Zanetti

Photos : Andreas Tunger-Zanetti

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Last updated: 21 July 2020
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