A symmetrically laid out three-storey mosque containing the late president's shrine. Several social activities take place inside, including daily prayers, a Koranic school, training sessions for orphan girls, and a medical clinic.
Fathy, Hassan. Memorandum Regarding The Architectural Competition For Gamal Abdel Nasser's Mosque And Shrine. 27 Mar. 1971. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Written to: The Head And Members Of The Awards Decision Committee
Date: March 27, 1971
This document is in regard to the architectural competition held for the design and construction project for the late Gamal Abdel Nasser's mosque and shrine complex. Fathy discusses the national and historical importance for the project while outlining the general directives necessary for the competitors and their design proposals.