Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Rasem Badran received his school education in the nearby town of Ramallah and later in Germany where he graduated in Architecture in 1970. Following his graduation, he worked in Germany for two years and then returned to Jordan in 1973 where he has since been practising. In 1995, Badran was a recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Great Mosque of Riyadh and the Redevelopment of the Old City Centre.
A hardcover, folio-sized 88-page volume published by the government of Baghdad. The book documents the 1982-1983 competition to design a State Mosque in Baghdad (project no. 651/328) and the proposals from the seven firms selected to submit designs to the competition. The mosque was ultimately never built.
The book contains an introduction and Brief to the competition; Design Philosophies and models, plans, and drawings from each of the seven firms; and curriculum vitaes for the firms or architects.
The text is in both English and Arabic. The pages in this pdf file on Archnet appear in the order they do in the text, and are suitable for reading the text in Arabic. If you would like to read it in English, please access the English-language version, which arranges the pages to be read more easily in English.