King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Grand Mosque in Riyadh won the International Architecture Prize, in the Religious Buildings category, for the Year 2020.
The award is accorded by the Athenaeum Museum in Chicago, USA, for the best international designs, annually.
A jury chose KAFD mosque due to the engineering innovation in its column-free design and its desert flower-inspired shape.
International Architecture Prize, is one of the most prestigious awards, in the architecture design sector.
The awards program was established, in 2004 by the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and the European Center for Architecture Art Design, to honor the best modern buildings, in terms of planning and engineering designs, and to honor innovative architects, in the field of urban planning, globally. More