Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winners

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016

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3 Oct 2016

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winners

Winners for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3rd of October 2016 – The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 were announced today in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The venue for the winners’ ceremony, the Al Jahili fort in Al-Ain, was also announced by His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport of the United Arab Emirates.

The 6 winning projects are:

BANGLADESH

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka
Architect: Marina Tabassum
Bait Ur Rouf Mosque
photo : AKTC / Rajesh Vora
Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka Building

Friendship Centre, Gaibandha
Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA
Friendship Centre Gaibandha Building
photo : AKTC / Rajesh Vora
Friendship Centre Gaibandha Building

CHINA

Micro Yuan’er, Beijing
Architect: ZAO / standardarchitecture / Zhang Ke
Hutong Children's Library and Art Centre
photo : AKTC / Wang Ziling, ZAO, standardarchitecture
Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre, Beijing

DENMARK

Superkilen, Copenhagen
Design: BIG / Topotek1 / SUPERFLEX
Superkilen, Copenhagen
image : Iwan Baan

Superkilen, Copenhagen

IRAN

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran
Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi
Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge Tehran
photograph : AKTC / Barzin Baharlouie
Superkilen, Copenhagen

LEBANON

Issam Fares Institute, Beirut
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Issam Fares Institute
photograph © Hufton + Crow

Issam Fares Institute, Beirut

Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016 Venue

The Venue for the Award Ceremony

Ceremonies to announce the winning projects and mark the close of each triennial cycle are always held in settings selected for their architectural and cultural importance to the Muslim world. In 2016, the ceremony will be held at the Al Jahili Fort, a World Heritage Site in Al Ain.

Construction of Al Jahili Fort began in 1891 under Sheikh Zayed the First. Completed in 1898, it remained a residence of the Al Nahyan family for many years. It underwent a comprehensive rehabilitation between 2007 and 2008 by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage with the collaboration of Eike Roswag, an Aga Khan Award for Architecture winner in 2007. The Fort was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011.

Previous venues for Award ceremonies encompass many of the most illustrious architectural achievements in the Muslim world, including Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (1980), Topkapi Palace in Istanbul (1983), Badi’ Palace in Marrakech (1986), the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo (1989), Registan Square in Samarkand (1992), Karaton Surakarta in Solo (1995), the Alhambra in Granada (1998), the Citadel of Aleppo (2001) and the gardens of Emperor Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi (2004).

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners for 2016 information from Aga Khan Award

Previously on e-architect:

10 May 2016

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Shortlist Winners

Shortlisted Winners for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016

19 projects shortlisted for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Geneva, Switzerland, 9 May 2016 – The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The projects, which were selected by the Master Jury from amongst 348 projects nominated for the 13th Award cycle, will be competing for US$ 1 million in prize money.

The 19 projects are now undergoing rigorous investigations by on-site reviewers – architects, conservation specialists or structural engineers themselves – who visit and evaluate each project first-hand. Their reports are the basis for the Master Jury’s selection of the eventual winners.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Shortlist Introductory film:

The 19 projects are:

AZERBAIJAN
• New Power Station, Baku

BANGLADESH
• Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka

• Friendship Centre, Gaibandha

CHINA
• Micro Yuan’er, Beijing

DENMARK
• Superkilen, Copenhagen

Design: BIG / Topotek1 / SUPERFLEX
Superkilen, Copenhagen
image : Iwan Baan

Superkilen, Copenhagen

IRAN
• Manouchehri House, Kashan

• Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran

• 40 Knots House, Tehran

JORDAN
• Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Ajloun

KOSOVO
• Bunateka Libraries, Various Locations

LEBANON
• Issam Fares Institute, Beirut

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Issam Fares Institute
image from architects

Issam Fares Institute, Beirut

MOROCCO
• Guelmim School of Technology, Guelmim

• Casa-Port New Railway Station, Casablanca

NIGERIA
• Makoko Floating School, Lagos

QATAR
• Doha Tower, Doha

Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Burj Qatar in Doha
photo : CSCEC

Doha Tower, Doha

SAUDI ARABIA
• King Fahad National Library, Riyadh

SENEGAL
• Thread: Artist Residency and Cultural Centre, Sinthian

SPAIN
• Nasrid Tower Restoration, Huercal-Overa

• Ceuta Public Library, Ceuta

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s mandate is different from that of many other architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life. Over the last four decades, it has steadfastly championed the needs and aspirations of human beings within the practice of architecture.

The Award is also different because it not only rewards architects, but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master craftsmen and engineers who have played important roles in the realization of a project. Since the Award was launched 39 years ago, over 110 projects have received the award and more than 9,000 building projects have been documented.

About the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Award Master Jury

Projects commissioned by the Aga Khan or any of the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network are ineligible for the Award. For this cycle hundreds of nominators throughout the world proposed 348 projects from 69 countries, which were then reviewed by an independent Master Jury. The nine members of the 2016 Master Jury are:

• Suad Amiry, Founder, Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah
• Emre Arolat, Founder, EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, Istanbul
• Akeel Bilgrami, Sydney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York
• Luis Fernàndez-Galiano, Editor, Architectura Viva, Madrid
• Hameed Haroon, Chief Executive Officer, Herald Publications, Karachi
• Lesley Lokko, Head, Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg
• Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge
• Dominique Perrault, Founder, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris
• Hossein Rezai, Director, Web Structures, Singapore

About the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence. The Award recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment.

The Award is governed by a Steering Committee chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. The Steering Committee can suggest areas of interest, but it has no bearing on the final selections of the independent Master Jury.

The current members of the Steering Committee are:

• His Highness the Aga Khan (Chairman)
• David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London;
• Mohammad al-Asad, Chairman, CSBE, Amman;
• Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture at UNESCO, Paris, France
• Hanif Kara, Professor, Design Director and Co-Founder, AKTII, London;
• Kamil Merican, Principal Designer and CEO, GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur;
• Azim Nanji, Special Advisor, Aga Khan University, Nairobi;
• Professor Gülru Necipoglu, Director, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University, Cambridge
• Brigitte Shim, Partner, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto
• Yu Kongjian, Founder and Dean, Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, Peking University, Beijing
Farrokh Derakhshani is Director of the Award.

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

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Winners for 2016 information from Aga Khan Award

Aga Khan Award for Architecture – 2013, extract below

10 Sep 2013

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 Winners

Winners for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture

His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and His Highness the Aga Khan presented the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon.

The five winning projects are:

Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, Khartoum, Sudan
Salam Cardiac Surgery Centre Sudan
photo : Raul Pantaleo
Salam Cardiac Surgery Centre

Revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre, Birzeit, Palestine
Birzeit Historic Centre Palestine
photo : Riwaq
Birzeit Historic Centre

Rabat-Salé Urban Infrastructure Project, Morocco
Hassan II Bridge Rabat
photo : Cemal Emden
Hassan II Bridge

Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran
Tabriz Bazaar Rehabilitation Iran
photo : Amir Anoushfar
Tabriz Bazaar Rehabilitation

Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria
Altach Islamic Cemetery Austria
photo : Adolf Bereuter
Islamic Cemetery, Altach

1 May 2013

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 Shortlist

20 Projects Shortlisted for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was announced today at the Palacio das Necessidades (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Herat, Afghanistan
Maria Grazia Cutuli School Building
picture © AKAA / Nazes Afroz

Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria
Altach Islamic Cemetery Austria
photo : Adolf Bereuter

Museum of Handcraft Paper, Gaoligong, China
Museum of Handcraft Paper China
photo : Shu He

Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation India
photo : Minakshi Jain

Mbaru Niang Preservation, Flores Island, Indonesia
Mbaru Niang Preservation Project Indonesia
photo : Raoul Kramer

Apartment No.1, Mahallat, Iran
Mahallat Residential Building Iran
photo : Omid Khodapanahi

Tabriz Bazaar Rehabilitation, Tabriz, Iran
Tabriz Bazaar Rehabilitation Iran
photo : Amir Anoushfar

Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Tripoli, Lebanon
Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp Lebanon
photo : Abdelnaser Ayi

Hassan II Bridge, Rabat, Morocco
Hassan II Bridge Rabat
photo : Cemal Emden

Mohammed VI Football Academy, Salé, Morocco
Mohammed VI Football Academy Morocco
photo : Cemal Emden

Preservation of Oasis Sites, Guelmim Region, Morocco
Preservation of Oasis Sites Morocco
photo : Cemal Emden

Birzeit Historic Centre, Birzeit, Palestine
Birzeit Historic Centre Palestine
photo : Riwaq

Umubano Primary School, Kigali, Rwanda
Umubano Primary School Rwanda
photo : Jean-Charles Tall

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Limpopo, South Africa
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre Limpopo South Africa
picture © AKAA / Obie Oberholzer

Post-Tsunami Housing, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
Post-Tsunami Housing Sri Lanka
photo : Shu He

Salam Cardiac Surgery Centre, Khartoum, Sudan
Salam Cardiac Surgery Centre Sudan
photo : Raul Pantaleo

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, Damascus, Syria
Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle
picture © AKAA / Alhadi Albaridi

Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Kantana Film and Animation Institute Thailand
photo : Pirak Anurakyawachon

The Met Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
The Met Tower Bangkok
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

Thula Fort Restoration, Thula, Yemen
Thula Fort Restoration Yemen
photo : Cemal Emden

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize Doubled to US$ 1 Million
Municipal Theatre Tunis
photograph © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / Salah Jabeur
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize 2013

Five Projects Receive 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; Oleg Grabar Receives Chairman’s Award
Wadi Hanifa Wetlands Riyadh Saudi Arabia
photograph © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / Arriyadh Development Authority
Aga Khan Award for Architecture – information from 2010 in full

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


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