Turin industrial area will soon host a new Islamic cultural center
City of Turin will soon host a new, large Islamic cultural center with a mosque.
The city council sold the former Nebbiolo complex and this large area now belongs to the Italian Islamic Foundation “Al-Waqf”.
The complex has been abbandoned for several years now. Mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino approved the new use for the area, which will now finally come into a new life.
Half of the site surface will be developed into residences for students with reduced rates. The rest of the property will host an Islamic cultural center where courses and recreational and cultural activities will be organised for the promotion of knowledge of Islamic culture among Italian citizens, stated Al-Waqf.
“Recovering a space that had been abandoned for years with a nice project linked to the university residence, study rooms, spaces for associations and prayer spaces is an excellent result for the city and for the neighbourhood,” Antonino Iaria, city planning councilor of the Municipality of Turin, told Arab News.
Al-Waqf already runs the Mohammed VI mosque on via Genova in the city centre.
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