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Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture Announces the Short List of Qualified Mosques for the Fourth Cycle (2020-2023)


March 21, 2022

The Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture announced twenty-two (22) mosques shortlisted of the 4th cycle (2020-2023), this announcement has been issued after reviewal sessions of the international jury that were held during the month of February 2022 headed by the architect Rasem Badran ( Jordan) and presence of members of the committee: architect Emre Arolat (Turkey), architect Kashif Chowdhury (Bangladesh), Dr. Ahmed Mustafa, a specialist in Islamic art (UK) and Dr. Sari Hanafi, a specialist in Islamic sociology (France). It’s worthwhile to mention that the international jury has reviewed two hundred (200) mosques of the longlist from all over the world, which were reviewed over two full days.

The shortlisted mosques representing seventeen countries from 4 continents, which are respectively fourteen mosques from Asia, four mosques from Africa, three mosques from Europe and one mosque from Australia. However, the selection of those mosques came based on six conditions developed by the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture, which is the relationship of the mosque with the neighborhood, the modernity of the architectural design of mosques, new forms, in addition to creative solutions in construction systems, green solutions that are environmentally friendly, and finally the economic cost.

And according to the internal regulations of the award, the 22 shortlisted projects should be reviewed by experienced technical reviewers, in a process to prepare full and detailed architectural reports, in order to re-present them in details to the international jury during its next second meeting in November 2022 in Kuwait aside of the 3rd International Conference on Mosque Architecture.

The list included the following mosques:

Asia
1 Al-Isra and Al-Miraj Mosque
It was completed in 2018, with an area of 2,772 square meters. It was designed by the Saudi architect, Saleh Al-Luhaidan
Khobar Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Gharaa Mosque
Its construction was completed in the year 2020, with an area of 1,320 square meters. It was designed by the Saudi architect, Muhammad bin Ibrahim Shafe’.
Madinah Munawara Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 Qasr Al Hosn Mosque
It was completed in the year 2020, with an area of 1100 square meters, and was designed by the architectural office "CEBRA Architechture" in Denmark.
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
4 DIFC Grand Mosque
Was completed in 2020, with area 1347 m2 and designed by RMJM at Dubai
Dubai United Arab Emirates
5 Gargash Mosque
It was completed in 2015 with an area of 1,680 square meters, and it was designed by the Saudi architect Somaya Al-Dabbagh.
Dubai United Arab Emirates
6 Banyuwangi Prayer Room
It is a chapel completed in 2016 and designed by Indonesian architect Andra Matin
Banyuangi Indonesia
7 Bioclimatic Community Mosque
It was completed in 2016 and has a capacity of 1,000 worshippers. It was designed by the RAD + ar Architectural Office in Indonesia
Bamoo Lang Indonesia
8 Mosque of the Mayor Muhammad Hanif
It was completed in 2018 and covers an area of 1,532 square meters. It was designed by the Bengali architect Rafiq Azam - Shatotto Architectural Office
Dakka Bangladesh
9 Aman Mosque in the Economic Zone
It was completed in the year 2020, with an area of 1492 square meters, and it was designed by the Bengali architect, Bayejid Mahboub.
Dakka Bangladesh
10 Al-Saliheen Mosque
Its construction was completed in the year 2001. It has an area of 2,100 square meters. It was designed by the Egyptian architect, Abdel Wahed Al- Wakeel.
Brunei Brunei
11 Pakistan Navy Karachi Mosque
It was completed in 2015 with an area of 1,254 square meters, designed by the engineering office "Schematics" in Pakistan.
Karachi Pakistan
12 Mosque e haji abdur rauf
It was completed in 2016, with an area of 900 square meters, designed by NBZ Architectural Consulting in India
Maliguan India
13 The 10th Cyberjaya Mosque
It was completed in 2014 with a total area of 20,234 square meters, and it was designed by Juteras Architects in Malaysia.
Cyberjaya Malaysia
14 Dogramacizade Ali Pasa Mosque
It was completed in 2007, with a total area of 5,100 square meters, designed by the Turkish architect Erkut Sahinbas (Shahinbas Architectural Workshop)
Ankara Turkey
Africa
15 The Great Mosque of Algiers
It was completed in 2019 and has a total area of 400,000 square meters. Designed by the Architects KSP Jürgen Engel and Krebs & Kiefer International in Germany.
Algeria Algeria
16 Al Tasamoh Mosque
It was completed in the year 2020, with an area of 1,000 square meters, the project designed by TASEGDA for architecture at Tunisia
Sanhaja Tunisia
17 Abu Bakr Mosque
Its construction was completed in the year 2019 and it was designed by the architect Mohammed Mayet, who is based in Johannesburg - South Africa
Lichinga Mozambique
18 Abijo Mosque
It was completed in the year 2020, with a total area of 700 square meters, designed by Nigerian architect Patrick Waheed
Lagos Nigeria
Europe
19 Penzberg Mosque
It was completed in 2005 with a capacity of 10,000 worshippers, and it was designed by the German architectural office Jasarevic in Munich, Germany.
Penzberg Germany
20 Topalla Mosque
It was completed in 2015 with an area of 84 square meters, and it was designed by Serbian architect Arber Sadiki.
Tupalla Serbia
21 Ljubljana Mosque Its construction was
completed in 2018, with a total area of 14,080 square meters, designed by the architectural firm (Bevk Prović) in Slovenia.
Ljubljana Slovenia
Australia
22 Islamic Center Mosque
It was completed in 2016 and has a total area of 10,000 square meters. It was designed by architects Glenn Murcutt And Elevli Plus
Melbourne Australia
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