LIPMAN TEAM VISIT TO THE AUBURN MOSQUE
July 04, 2017
The Gallipoli RACF Project is tracking well and client relations are building in parallel with the works. The Auburn Mosque, who own and operate the Gallipoli Health Service, recently offered to take the Lipman Project Team through the Mosque.
The Mosque, the design of which is based on a Mosque in Istanbul, was built between 1993 and 1999, for a cost of circa $7 million dollars, and was fully funded by the community. The marble was imported from Turkey, along with the original copper dome on the building. Turkish artisans were also brought to Australia to hand paint the interior of the building, including the dome, which from the attached photographs, you can see it is extremely ornate.
The Mosque has recently been celebrating Ramadan, the month of fasting between sun up and sundown, and has drawn crowds of the faithful to the Mosque, each day in their thousands, generating a number of logistical challenges for the project team, who have had to strategically plan the construction works as they continue on respectfully to avoid disruption and delay.