The combination of a unique and eternal material such as marble, futuristic numerically-controlled technologies and artisan attention to detail form the basis of an extraordinary project: the new Irek mosque in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan (Russia).
The main feature of the building, designed by architect Evgeny Bolotny, is the distinctive interior wall covering made of curved marble slabs finely inlaid with Bianco Sivec marble: “the whitest marble in the world”, originating from the only quarry in Macedonia.
Creating these marble coverings was a real design and technological challenge: being a curved wall, to enable the material to fit perfectly, the floral inlay was cut diagonally, according to very precise algorithmic calculations, using state-of-the-art machinery.
Location: Kazan, Russia
Project: Arch. Evgeny Bolotny