Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil

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Abdel-Wahed El Wakil
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil is an international architect considered by most as a contemporary icon for Islamic architecture. A student of the famous Hassan Fathy, El-Wakil has designed over 50 buildings all over the world, working for clients such as the Prince of Wales, and won various awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture twice and the First Prize for the Design of the Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Riyadh.