Mona El Mousfy
United Arab Emirates

Mona El-Mousfy is an architect and the founder of SpaceContinuum, a research-based architecture practice that explores the relation between space, shared social practices and socio-cultural conditions. El-Mousfy is the advisor to the Sharjah Architecture Triennial and played a key role in founding the initiative in 2017. She is also the architecture consultant for the Sharjah Art Foundation, where she has worked on several projects such as the successive editions of the Sharjah Biennial since 2005. El-Mousfy is currently engaged in various adaptive reuse projects, leading a team of architects at the Sharjah Art Foundation and the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. Her most recent adaptive reuse project is the Flying Saucer, 2020, where she has restored the original mid-1970s character of the building, while introducing a new outdoor public space and a lower-level community space around a sunken courtyard. El-Mousfy previously taught at the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah, where she had a full-time position from 2002 to 2014

Source: Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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