Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence.
The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 were selected by the Master Jury from amongst 348 projects nominated for the 13th Award cycle, and competed for a US$ 1 million in prize money.
After rigorous investigations by on-site reviewers - architects, conservation specialists or structural engineers - who visited and evaluated each project first-hand, the winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on October 3rd 2016, in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, by His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport and a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.
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Courtesy of: Aga Khan Award for Architecture www.akdn.org/architecture