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Egyptian Architects Win UNESCO Bid to Rebuild Iraq's Al-Nouri Mosque

The global competition was part of UNESCO's “Revive the Spirit of Mosul” project, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of Iraq's ancient city which had been devastated by terrorist activity.

Eight Egyptians architects have won the UNESCO competition to rebuild the historic Al-Nouri mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq. Famous for its leaning minaret, the mosque complex had mostly been destroyed by terrorist activity


The “Courtyards Dialogue” design was submitted by a team of four partners and four designer architects in the global competition as part of UNESCO's “Revive the Spirit of Mosul” project, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of the ancient city. The Egyptian design was selected by an international jury from among 123 entries.


The winners, Salah El Din Hareedy, Khaled El-Deeb, Sherif Ebrahim, Tarek Ali Mohamed, Noha Ryan, Hager Abdel Ghani, Mahmoud Saad Gamal and Yousra El-Baha, have been awarded the contract for the complex as well as a USD 50,000 prize.