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​Architecture Department under Effat College of Architecture and Design (ECoAD), Effat University in collaboration with Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture are organizing the 5th Annual Memaryat International Conference: Masjid Architecture: Form and Meaning (MIC 2021) to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Tues. 23rd –  Wed. 24th February  2021.

Masjid Architecture: Form and Meaning MIC 2021 analyses the current directions and projected future visions of mosque architecture, a significant pillar for Muslim communities around the globe. The Masjid, as an institution, has been and continues to be the epicenter of spiritual, moral and cultural life in Muslim societies. Though maintaining its overarching spatial, visual and physical characteristics over the centuries, the mosque design has undergone various transformations that underline its centrality and adaptability to Muslim societal developments.

This Conference provides an international platform for exchanging experiences and visions for mosque architecture and development. It inaugurates constructive dialogues regarding the mosque design philosophy, spatial characteristics, visual dimensions, communal locational choices, and building technologies. The Conference aims to create an intellectual forum for architects, designers, engineers, academics, scholars, and theorists from around the world to discuss and potentially develop contemporary design solutions and future visions for the mosque as a deep-rooted and an enduring Islamic institution."

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