Great Mosque of Algiers awarded "The International Architecture Award 2021"
[Darmstadt, 30.10.2021] The third largest mosque in the world "Djamaâ el Djazaïr" has been awarded the "International Architecture Award 2021" in the category religious buildings.
In a joint venture with KSP Engel, KREBS+KIEFER provided general planning, structural design and project management for this outstanding Islamic sacred building.
Since 2004, a jury of experts from the fields of design, architecture and educational institutions has been evaluating submissions and selecting the most significant projects in various categories. The International Architecture Award is presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design together with the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd.
The Grand Mosque of Algiers was ceremoniously opened in October 2020 and is particularly impressive due to its 265-meter-high minaret, which makes the sacred building the tallest structure on the African continent. Up to 120,000 visitors per day can visit the complex. In addition to the prayer hall, there is a museum of Islamic art and history with an attached research center, a theological college, a conference center as well as apartments and infrastructure buildings on the 400,000 m² site.
We congratulate the teams of our project partners KSP Engel as well as Rainer Schmidt | Landschaftsarchitekten + Stadtplaner, who were recognized for the outstanding architecture and landscape design.