The Cologne Central Mosque (German: DITIB-Zentralmoschee Köln, Turkish: Merkez-Camii) is a building commissioned by German Muslims of the Organization DITIB for a large, representative Zentralmoschee (central mosque) in Cologne, Germany. After some controversy, the project won the approval of Cologne’s city council.
The 48,000-square-foot (4,500 m2) mosque will cost £15–20 million to build,aiming to house 2,000 to 4,000 worshippers.The proposed mosque will be funded by Diyanet Türk Islam Birligi (DITIB), a branch of the Turkish government’s religious affairs authority, bank loans, and donations from 884 Muslim associations. Cologne’s St. Theodore Catholic Church has also decided to fundraise for the mosque.The architect of the mosque is Paul Böhm, who specializes in building churches.
The mosque is in the Ottoman architecture style.