The International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) is pleased to announce that five Mosques have been awarded at the 4th cycle of Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosque Architecture. The selection process was launched in 2020 and the award ceremony was held at the National Museum in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on 5 March 2023.
The award-winning Mosques were selected out of twenty-two shortlisted projects from South-East Asia, Middle East, Europe, Australia and Africa. The total of 200 projects were originally submitted for review under 3 categories.
The awarded five mosques are, Mosque of Islamic Center at Ljubljana (Slovenia), Dogramacizade Ali Pasa Mosque at Ankara (Turkey), Topalla Mosque (Serbia), Abu Baker Mosque (Mozambique), and Australian Islamic center Mosque (Australia).
Further details on the award ceremony and winning projects are available in the enclosed press-release (English).
It is worth reminding that Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosque Architecture was founded in 2011, and is focused on the architectural, urban, and technical aspects of mosques across the world. The award is given the winning Mosque architects and designers.
With the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture and IICAS signed in 2018 the institutions are committed to expanding the scope of academic collaboration.