Client: Riyadh Development Authority
Location: Al-Riyadh-Saudi Arabia
Services Provided: Design Competition, Design & Architectural Supervision
Total Built-up Area: 30,000 sq.m
Construction Cost: US $ 50,000,000
Starting Date: 1984 Design – 1988 Supervision
Completion Date: 1985 Design – 1992 Supervision


This project assisted the revitalizing of the historic city centre of the capital Riyadh, the Grand Mosque project was awarded the Aga Khan Award of 1995 for Islamic architecture.


Through developing the existing streets, landscaped plazas and pathways of the area this enhanced the aesthetic of the area, this project consists of two main components; the Grand Mosque, that can accommodate 20000 worshipers, a Quranic schools, offices, shops and employees residences. The second component is the Justice Palace.


The most important characteristic of this project in addition to offering intellectual and urban development; is the use of local materials and patterns in a contemporary style with the use of modern materials and techniques.