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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013

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22 Nov 2012

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize 2013 – Jury

Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

MASTER JURY ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE

MASTER JURY WILL SELECT RECIPIENTS OF US$ 1 MILLION PRIZE

Geneva, 22 November 2012 – The members of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2013 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The shortlisted projects will then be subject to rigorous on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June 2013 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award.

Tunis Central Market Building
photograph © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / Salah Jabeur

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize : main page with current information

The nine members of the Master Jury for the 2010-2013 Award cycle are:

– Mr. David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London, United Kingdom
– Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
– Mr. Michel Desvigne, Landscape Architect and Founder, Agence Michel Desvigne, Paris, France
– Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Professor and Executive Director, Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR), Wandegeya, Uganda
– Mr. Kamil Merican, Principal Designer and CEO, Group Design Partnership, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
– Professor Toshiko Mori, Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect, New York City, USA
– Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Artist, New York City, USA
– Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, Architect and Founder, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
– Mr. Wang Shu, Architect and Founder, Amateur Architecture Studio, Hangzhou, China

Wadi Hanifa Wetlands Riyadh Saudi Arabia
photograph © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / Arriyadh Development Authority

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, established in 1977, is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, urban and regional design, conservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. The selection process emphasizes architecture that not only provides for people’s physical, social and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural and spiritual expectations.

Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in an innovative way, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. The Award is currently in its 12th triennial cycle.

The Award is governed by a Steering Committee whose current members are: His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman; Mohammad al-Asad (Founder and Chairman of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment, Amman, Jordan); Homi K. Bhabha (Director of the Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA); Norman Foster (Founder and Chairman of Foster + Partners, London); Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj (Architect; Damascus, Syria); Glenn Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York); Rahul Mehrotra (Principal of RMA Architects, Mumbai, India); Mohsen Mostafavi (Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA); Farshid Moussavi (Founder, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London); and Han Tümertekin (Principal of Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd, Istanbul). Farrokh Derakhshani is the Director of the Award.

26 Apr 2012

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize Doubled to US$ 1 Million

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 April 2012 – The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, considered by many architects and urban planners to be the most important award for architecture, has announced a doubling of its prize to US$ 1 million.

Municipal Theatre Tunis
photograph © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / Salah Jabeur

On the occasion of the announcement, His Highness the Aga Khan remarked that the doubling of the Award is meant to assist and support the recipients, many of whom are neither well-known nor well-funded. “One of the important aspects of the Award,” he said, “is that winners should be able to reposition their future with the support they get from the Award, both professionally and institutionally.”

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The next prize will be awarded in 2013. Nominations are now being accepted. The nomination period runs until 15 September 2012.

The Award seeks projects that represent the broadest possible range of architectural interventions, with particular attention given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, and those that are likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. Projects can be anywhere in the world, but must successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.

In recent cycles, the Award has encouraged the submission of projects which improve public spaces and which tackle the issues of rural societies and communities on the peripheries of urban centres. It has also encouraged exemplary industrial buildings that provide a quality environment for employees.

Recent recipients of the Award include well-known architects such as Norman Foster and Cesar Pelli, but also municipalities, master masons and clients. In 2010, the five recipients of the triennial prize were: a school integrated into a bridge in Xiashi, Fujian, China; the Wadi Hanifa Wetlands, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the Ipekyol Textile Factory, in Edirne, Turkey; the Madinat al-Zahra Museum, in Cordoba, Spain; and the Revitalisation of the Hypercentre of Tunis, Tunisia.

Other projects that have received the Award since its first ceremony in 1980 include a slum networking project in Indore, India; the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris; the Central Market of Koudougou, Burkina Faso; and the National Assembly building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Selections of the award recipients are made by an independent master jury, which is reconstituted for every cycle. The Award process is overseen by a Steering Committee, which includes His Highness the Aga Khan; Mohammad al-Asad (Founder and chairman, Center for the Study of the Built Environment, Amman, Jordan); Homi K. Bhabha (Director of the Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA); Norman Foster (Founder and chairman, Foster + Partners, London); Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj (CEO, Syria Trust for Development, Damascus); Glenn Lowry (Director, Museum of Modern Art, New York); Rahul Mehrotra (Principal, RMA Architects, Mumbai); Mohsen Mostafavi (Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA); Farshid Moussavi (Principal, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London); and Han Tümertekin (Principal, Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd, Istanbul). Farrokh Derakhshani is the Director of the Award.

For more information, please see: www.akdn.org/architecture

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is part of the Geneva-based Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which has a wide range of activities aimed at the preservation and promotion of the material and spiritual heritage of Muslim societies. Its programmes include the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme (HCP), which works to revitalise historic cities in the Muslim world, both culturally and socioeconomically. Over the last decade, it has been engaged in the rehabilitation of historic areas in Cairo, Kabul, Herat, Aleppo, Delhi, Zanzibar, Mostar, northern Pakistan, Timbuktu and Mopti. The Trust also supports the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as www.ArchNet.org, a major online resource on Islamic architecture.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Entry
Project submissions are currently open for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture cycle and will be accepted through 15 Sep 2012.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners

Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award

Doha, 2010 – The five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art. His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined His Highness the Aga Khan in presiding over the ceremony.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture – information from 2010 in full
Wadi Hanifa Wetlands Riyadh Saudi Arabia
photograph © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / Arriyadh Development Authority

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners for 2010 from Aga Khan Award


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