International Union of Architects

Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture

Saudi Arabia

Spiritual Places

Professional Prize

The UIA has endorsed the 3rd Edition of the triennial Abdullatif Al Fozan Prize for Mosque Architecture. The Prize was founded in 2011 to recognise architectural innovation in mosque architecture. 

 

PHOTO: John McAslan and Partners' Jumaa Mosque, winner of the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture, 2017.

 

 

 

Presentation

The UIA is proud to endorse the third cycle of the triennial Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture, established in 2011 to recognize architectural innovation in mosque architecture.

The Prize, founded by Shaikh Abdullatif Al Fozan, seeks, in the words of the Sheikh, to take into consideration urban issues influencing mosque architecture, going beyond “form” and addressing the “socio-cultural impact of the mosque and its role in shaping social practices within a local network that binds individuals in the community visually, functionally and emotionally.”

The first edition, or cycle, of the Prize evaluated mosques completed in Saudi Arabia since 1970. The second cycle, initiated in February 2014, evaluated submissions from throughout the Gulf Region. Now in its third edition (cycle), the Prize is currently accepting nominations for mosques:

-      Built after year 2000 and in use

-      Mosques must be within Islamic countries

-      Previous cycle’s winners are not eligible for nomination.

An international jury experienced in mosque architecture will review the entries, and categorize them into three categories: Central Mosques, Jumaa’ Mosques and local mosques.

 

Organiser

Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture

Developer

Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture

Jury

The jury will be announced shortly.

Agenda
  • 14 Mar 2018
    Launching
  • 18 Sep 2018
    Submission deadline