King Hussein Mosque
Amman, Jordan
The new state mosque was commissioned by King Abdullah II to commemorate his late father King Hussein of Jordan. The landmark is identifiable by its simple form and fort-like architectural characteristics. The building is perceived as a coherent structure with low minarets, bold arches and crenellations. Stone and timber are the main materials used. A major design principle has seen integration of environmental design and building form. The deep building plan is bordered by two narrow courtyards providing a source of cool air which is drawn into the building through negative pressure created by the form of vaulted ceilings.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Amman, Jordan
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Events
2006
Variant Names
King Hussein Mosque
King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque
Alternate
مسجد الملك الحسين
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee