Astana - Kazakhstan

Mosque in Kazakhstan

First mosque in the world with a positive electricity balance and an extremely low heat demand

Scientific Planning Support

The Yryskeldi Qajy Ata Meshiti Mosque in Astana (Kazakhstan) is the first mosque in the world with a positive electricity balance and a very low heating energy demand.

The energy optimization for this project started once the building was already in construction, a challenging task for all the partners together with the extreme climate conditions. Nevertheless, the heating energy demand could be reduced by 35% in comparison to a standard construction in Kazakhstan. A better insulation strategy, thermal bridge optimization, the introduction of a ventilation system with heat recovery and a photovoltaic system were implemented to reach a higher energy efficiency.

Our teams´ focus were the analysis of the energy demand of the mosque and the optimization of the HVAC system. Through the use of dynamic building simulations the energy efficiency could be otpimized.

The great results achieved through this interdisciplinary work resulted in the Austrian Green Building Planet Award for this project.

Realisation 2018, 4.000 m²

Simulation and optimis¡zation of the building envelope and HVAC system

Project brief


Reduction of heating energy demand

Optimization of the HVAC System


Scientific planning support during the construction phase: dynamic thermal simulation of the building for the analysis of different szenarios for the buildings envelope and the ventilation system

Our Role

As part of Ingenieurbüro P. Jung:

Dynamic thermal simulations of the building & ventilation system

Advising the owner on measures to be taken in order to reduce the heating energy demand and improving the HVAC system

Project Partners

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