Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture
International Master Jury
for the Third Cycle of the Award (2017-2020)
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The Umbrella Project in the Prophet Mosque
1st Cycle Award Winner
This project was carried out in two phases. In 1992, twelve umbrellas were installed in the two inner courtyards of the Mosque of the Prophet; and in 2011, another 250 umbrellas were installed in the open spaces surrounding it.
Tons of thousands of people congregate in those open areas every day, and there accordingly was a need to improve climatic conditions in them.
The Rijeka Mosque is the third largest mosque in Croatia, the largest in Zagreb and the second in the eastern city of Gounia.
The Islamic Center, which was built in October 2009, houses a large mosque with a 23-meter minaret located on a hill overlooking the Kvarner Bay, a nursery, a primary school, a library and a medical clinic.
Dora&Luka Vlahović, Dubravka Đurkan-Horvat and Davor Mauser
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2nd Cycle Award Winner
The design of the Mushairb Mosque fuses Modernist ideas with an historically familiar arrangement of Islamic volumes, spaces and thresholds. The scheme uses local stone, craft techniques and interpretive details.
Our concept has evolved from the traditional Qatari mosque and follows the principles of simplicity, functionality and spirituality, combined with a modern interpretation of materiality and order. A key challenge of the design was ensuring that the entrances to the Mosque and the interior spaces once inside, were able to be accessed separately by men and women, in accordance with Islamic customs.
The Great Mosque of Djenné located in the city of Djenné, Mali. one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style, One of the largest banco or adobe buildings, and one of the most famous landmarks in Africa.
It was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. It is considered the center community of Djenné
Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture addresses new ideas for mosque design around the world and encourages the innovations in planning, design and technology that can form the identity of mosque architecture in the twenty first century.