By SML Lighting
The Blue Mosque, also known as the Central Jam-E-Mosque, is a prominent house of worship located in Grønland, a neighbourhood in central Oslo. Erected in 1995, the mosque represents the first of its kind in Norway. The external walls of the mosque are adorned with tiles from Iran and Spain, featuring traditional patterns and calligraphic inscriptions from the Quran on a blue background, defining the name of the mosque. Regrettably, the originally installed hand-painted tiles were unable to withstand the harsh Norwegian climate, leading to their replacement with weather-resistant and durable tiles specifically designed according to the previous graphic layout.