International Union of Architects

REGISTER NOW - Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture

21 Jan - 23 Jan Paris

The UIA is endorsing the third cycle of the triennial Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture.  

The Prize was established in 2011 to recognize architectural innovation in mosque architecture. It considers urban issues influencing mosque design, going beyond form and addressing the socio-cultural impact of the mosque and its role in shaping social practices. For this edition, the international jury will meet in Paris from 21 to 23 January 2019.

On this occasion, the Award organisers have planned a series of talks, open to the public, on the subject of mosque architecture at the Arab World Institute in Paris (see full programme below). The talks will be followed by a reception.

Please confirm your participation by email:



Date: 23 January 2019

Time: 16:00-21:00

Location: Institut du monde arabe

1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard 

75005, Paris, France




16:00 - 16:30: Al Fozan Award: A Cultural Expansion in Mosque Architecture 

Speaker: Architect Mohamed Elghoneimy

16:30 - 17:00: AFAMA Portal - An Encyclopedia for Mosque Architecture

Speaker: Architect Sondos Ashi 



17:00 - 18:00: Has Mosque Design Really Developed? Notes on the Hidden Complexities of Mosque's Architectural Brief

Speaker: Dr. Yasser Megahed

18:00 - 19:00: The role of local communities in the convservation of earth mosques in West Africa: The case of Mali

Speaker: Dr. Alpha Diop


19:00 - 19:30: MoU Signature between AFAMA and CRAterre

19:30 - 21:00: Reception

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