The actual need for a mosque in Genova finds it roots in the history of the city. Between the XIIth and the XIIIth century the city mosque was placed on the harbor. Paradoxically mosques were buildings one could more frequently find in our cities four hundred years ago. A mosque in Genova would nowadays provide the islamic community of Genoa with a proper place of worship and allow a renewed dialogue, both cultural and commercial, between the city and the islamic countries bordering the Mediterranean sea.
The first issue of the new mosque of Genoa is its position. Even if the first hypothesis, drafted by the municipality, placed the mosque in a marginal area of the city, we would like to stress the importance of building an ambitious public infrastructure in the center of the city and in relation with the sea.
This would be for Genoa an opportunity to become once more a point of reference in the Mediterranean sea.