” Mosqpedia” is the World’s Largest Architectural Encyclopedia for Mosques, launched by Al Fozan Award on the Electronic Platform
The Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture will provide several scientific and professional portals
The Abdullatif Al-Fozan Mosque Architecture Award has the intention to serve as an international expertise center for mosque architecture. It will contain the world’s largest architectural database for mosque architecture. Three mega projects are in process of implementation now, those three are Asfaar, Mnaber and Mosqpedia.
However, the first and the largest project of the three will be “Mosqpedia” as it will classify the mosque architectural database as “architectural, scientific, artistic and historical categories” on the one side, and on the other side mosques will be classified “alphabetically, chronologically or geographically”
Mosqpedia is planned to be electronically connected with universities and scientific research centers around the world. According to the working plan of Mosqpedia, mosques will be classified architecturally and functionally into six categories:
1. Central Mosques: It contains the mihrab and the minbar and other services such as library and classes for memorizing the quran.
2. Friday mosques: contains the mihrab and minbar.
3. Local mosques: contains the mihrab
4. Mosques built by the community.
5. Historical Mosques: mosques of historic and archaeological value
6. Temporary mosques: which are located in institutions, schools and shopping centers.