The Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque in Klang after a recent renovation/restoration in 2017. Built in 1932-33, the eclectic mix of Byzantine, Indo-Saracenic, Art Deco and Modern styles produce a unique mosque which was the state mosque of Selangor for many decades, until the Shah Alam State Mosque usurped its position.
The bush hammered textured concrete finish was a precursor to the later Brutalist style of raw concrete of the 1960s. The formal axial planning with a main dome over the central prayer hall belies its European design origins.
The mimbar and unique mirhrab with underfloor lighting of a glazed zigzag pattern, coloured glass panes in the glazed panels of the arch infills, concrete traceries surmounted by smaller cupolas, with cast iron finials of the crescent moon motif, and other fine details all add up to a magnificent mosque totally unexpected in this part of the world.
Architect: British architect Leofric Kesteven (1882-1974)
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