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Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture

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Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture was established in 2011, it’s targeting the architectural, urban, and technical aspects of mosques all over the world, and It will be awarded to the related designer/architect. The main objective of this award is the development of contemporary design of mosques, throughout a specialized and classified database. Moreover, it encourages the architects to create new mosque’s designs, in which represent mosques in the twenty first century. Generally, the award insures the importance of the twenty first century mosque architecture that perceived and re-produced the soul of the traditional mosque ideas, and conceived by the contemporary mosque concepts as a fundamental message. Therefore, this new message expresses the presence of the contemporary mosque with its architectural and social connection and confirms the importance of the technological and the architectural forms that the mosque should reflect. The award is triennial; the winning mosques will be awarded based on assessment of an international architectural jurors experienced with mosque architecture, who will relatively evaluate and assign the winning mosques. The candidate mosques will be categorized into three categories; Central Mosques, Jumaa’ Mosques, and local mosques. Yet, there are prizes given to innovations and ideas which helps in developing the concept of mosques in the twenty first century.

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