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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s 13th Cycle (2014 – 2016) Reply with quote

Steering Committee for Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s 13th Cycle Announced

Geneva, 16 October, 2015 – The Aga Khan Award for Architecture today announced the members of the Steering Committee for the Thirteenth Award Cycle (2014 – 2016).

Established in 1977, the Award is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture.

The Steering Committee is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. The other members of the Steering Committee are: David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London; Mohammad al-Asad, Chairman, CSBE, Amman; Francesco Bandarin, Professor, Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice; 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; Gülru Necipoğlu, Director, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University, Cambridge; Brigitte Shim, Partner, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto; and Yu Kongjian, Founder and Dean, Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, Peking University, Beijing. Farrokh Derakhshani is the Director of the Award.

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Master Jury Announced for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture


Independent Master Jury Will Select Recipients of US$ 1 Million Prize

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Biographies of the 2016 Master Jury Members
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Home Page
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Geneva, 6 January 2016 – 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 2016 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 2016 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award.

The nine members of the Master Jury for the 2014-2016 Award cycle 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
For more information, please see the biographies of Master Jury members.

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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.

For a full on-line press kit, which includes briefs on each project, high resolution images, broadcast-quality video (for use by television stations and websites) and other information, please see www.akdn.org/2016Award.

The 19 projects are:

AZERBAIJAN

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Three Iranian projects competing for Aga Khan Award for Architecture | Tehran Times

The projects are the Manouchehri House in the central Iranian city of Kashan, the Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge and the 40 Knots House, both located in Tehran.

The Manouchehri House is a restored 19th century merchant home, which has been converted into a boutique hotel and textile center by Akbar Helli. The house belonged to Saba Manouchehri Kashani.

The house also contains textile workshops for brocade, silk, cotton and velvet weaving. In addition, it is home to one of the city’s finest dining establishments, a contemporary art gallery, a handicraft shop and a subterranean movie house.

The Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is a huge infrastructure that connects two parks separated by a highway in northern Tehran. The bridge has become a popular urban space since it was completed in 2014.

The 270-meter-long curved bridge was designed by Leila Araqian and was implemented by Nosazi Abbasabad Co.

The 40 Knots House is a five-storey building that has been nominated for the award for its façade constructed by bricks based on a Persian carpet design. The structure has been designed by Habibeh Majdabadi and Alireza Mashhadi-Mirza.

Source: Tehran Times

https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/three-iranian-projects-competing-for-aga-khan-award-for-architecture-tehran-times/
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Special Edition - TheIsmaili.org

Special Edition: May 2016

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016: Shortlisted Projects Announced

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016: Shortlisted Projects Announced

The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced earlier this month. 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.


His Highness the Aga Khan on the Award for Architecture

Thirty years ago, as the eye ranged across most of the developing world, it was difficult to find new construction that reflected in its design a concern much less an understanding of the social, cultural, or in some cases, even the climatic context in which it was built.

I was particularly disturbed to find this in the Islamic world, given its historical record of architectural achievement and the special place that architecture has played in the aesthetics and spiritual expression of its cultures. The gap between past accomplishment and current practice was massive. This recognition led to the establishment of the Award.

– Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Presentation Ceremony, Syria

About the Award for Architecture

History of the Award This is the 13th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which began in 1977.

Since the award's inception, 110 projects have won. The prize fund currently stands at US$1 million. The Chairman’s award has only been given 4 times.

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Award Eligibility There are no fixed criteria for the type, nature, location, or cost of projects to be considered, although eligible projects must be designed for or used by Muslims.

All types of building projects may be submitted from bus stops to sky scrapers.

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Previous Winners Recipients of the Award span the globe and are composed of many famous sites and landmarks.

Winners of note include The Old City of Jerusalem, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, the Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City and the Nubian MuseumAswan.

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The 2016 Shortlisted Projects

AZERBAIJAN


New Power Station, Baku


As part of the regeneration of an old industrial area, a new building echoes a recently restored power station beside it.

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BANGLADESH






Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka


Ventilation and the play of light make this neighbourhood mosque a refuge for spirituality.

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BANGLADESH






Friendship Centre, Gaibandha


A rural training centre inspired by one of the country’s oldest urban archaeological sites.

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CHINA






Micro Yuan’er, Beijing


A small-scale project that enriches bonds amongst communities and revives Hutong life.

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DENMARK






Superkilen, Copenhagen


A public space promoting integration across lines of ethnicity, religion and culture.

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IRAN






Manouchehri House, Kashan


The combined reinvigoration of the architectural and craft-work heritage in an old city has sparked a broader revitalisation.

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IRAN






Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran


Infrastructure that connects two parks has become a popular urban space.

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IRAN






40 Knots House, Tehran


Innovative low-cost techniques that reinterpret traditional brick facades.

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JORDAN






Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Ajloun


An abandoned quarry serves as catalyst for an imaginative intervention providing educational programmes and visitor facilities.

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KOSOVO






Bunateka Libraries, Various Locations


A series of public libraries for disadvantaged youth in rural areas.

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LEBANON






Issam Fares Institute, Beirut


A new building, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context, "floats" above an exterior courtyard.

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MOROCCO






Guelmim School of Technology, Guelmim


A powerful architecture, playing with the contrast between inside and outside, achieves the dignity essential to educational institutions.

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MOROCCO






Casa-Port New Railway Station, Casablanca


A dynamic transport hub that anticipates the needs of the city of the future.

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NIGERIA






Makoko Floating School, Lagos


An alternative building system that provides space for education and cultural programmes in Africa’s coastal regions.

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QATAR






Doha Tower, Doha


The varying patterns of the exterior envelope of this office tower evoke mashrabiyya, and serve as protection from the sun.

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SAUDI ARABIA






King Fahad National Library, Riyadh


An imaginative expansion that doubles available space and provides a new skin for an existing structure.

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SENEGAL






Thread: Artist Residency and Cultural Centre, Sinthian


An ecologically sensitive meeting place demonstrates how art and architecture can be part of rural life.

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SPAIN






Nasrid Tower Restoration, Huercal-Overa


A restoration enhanced by modern design elements and sensitivity towards its built and natural environment.

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SPAIN






Ceuta Public Library, Ceuta


Incorporating an archaeological site as a key feature of the building, this library has become a cultural landmark.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Aga Khan Shortlist Exemplifies Social Architecture

http://www.azuremagazine.com/article/aga-khan-shortlist/


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The shortlist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which includes a floating school in Nigeria, a series of micro-libraries in Kosovo, and an artist’s centre in Senegal, demonstrates how great design and social good go hand in hand.

On Saturday, members of the steering committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, including Hanif Kara, Azim Nanji and Brigitte Shim, gathered at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to celebrate the shortlist of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The 19 projects were presented in short films, grouped together by theme.

Indeed, many of these stellar buildings have much in common, whether they balance preservation and modernization, local fabrication and innovative techniques, and social and environmental aspects. As Brigitte Shim, also a founding partner of Toronto firm Shim-Sutcliffe, noted, the projects also show how architecture can be a collaboration among non-profits, activist architects and communities.

Inside the Thread Centre
Inside the Thread Centre in Sinthian, Senegal, by Toshiko Mori

Among the projects shortlisted for the US$1-million prize, which will be announced in June, is the Makoko floating school by Kunlé Adeyemi, who based his design on the stilt-supported homes on water of the Makoko community in Lagos. Local fabrication techniques also inspired Toshiko Mori’s Thread artists centre in Sinthian, Senegal, although its undulating roof and offset brick lattice-work facade balance the thatched roof and tiled vernacular with a modern rigour. In Kosovo and in Beijing, two projects meant to accommodate children also got nods: the Bunateka libraries and the Micro Yuan’er Children’s Library & Art Centre.

AREP and Groupe 3 Architectes designed the Casa-Port New Railway Station for Casablanca. The building, which opened in 2014, lets light in through a hypostyle roof with generous skylights.
AREP and Groupe 3 Architectes designed the Casa-Port New Railway Station for Casablanca. The building, which opened in 2014, lets light in through a hypostyle roof with generous skylights.

Larger projects, like Tehran’s Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge and the Casa-Port New Railway Station for Casablanca turn major infrastructure works – in essence, thoroughfares – into places where people can congregate and hang out. The shortlist also includes big names: Zaha Hadid Architects’ Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, in Beirut, with its cantilevered form hovering over a public square; and Atelier Jean Nouvel’s Doha Tower in Qatar, with its high-tech mashrabbiya envelope filtering in light and shadow. BIG also made the shortlist with its Superkilen park in Copenhagen, inspired by the various ethnic groups that inhabit the neighbourhood.

Friendship Center, in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, was designed by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury / URBANA and completed for the Friendship NGO in 2011. It is a rural training centre inspired by one of the country's oldest urban archeological sites.
Friendship Center, in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, was designed by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury / URBANA and completed for the Friendship NGO in 2011. It is a rural training centre inspired by one of the country’s oldest urban archeological sites.

At the event on Saturday, George Baird, who along with Shim and fellow panelist Aziza Chaouni, are also professors at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, noted that the Aga Khan Award has always empahisized the social and environmental aspects of architecture – long before many other awards programs. And that influence is now clear – it can be seen in the choice of Alejandro Aravena as this year’s Pritzker Prize recipient.
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Award-Winning Floating School Collapses Following Heavy Rain

The award winning, Aga Khan-shortlisted Makoko Floating School in Lagos, Nigeria has collapsed, reports Nigerian news website NAIJ.com. Torrential rainfall brought down the structure on Tuesday, though, fortunately, no casualties were reported.

Designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi (of NLÉ) and built in collaboration with Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Community and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) in 2013, the three-level A-frame school accommodated over 100 school children and their teachers in Makoko, a settlement built over water in the Lagos Lagoon.

After three years of use, the school was decommissioned in March to make way for upgrades, and students relocated to another building, according to a statement from NLÉ. The architects, community, and potential stakeholders were already in the process of considering upgrading the structure with a new iteration of the structure, MFS II, which is currently on view at the Venice Architectural Biennale and received the Silver Lion award for a Promising Young Participant last week.

Kunlé Adeyemi had this to say:


NLÉ and Makoko community greatly appreciate the concern and support received from so many people following the news alarm about Makoko Floating School. We are glad there were no casualties in what seemed like an abrupt collapse. The prototype had served its purpose in time and we look forward to the reconstruction of the improved version amongst other greater developments of the community.

http://www.curbed.com/2016/6/8/11887760/makoko-floating-school-collapse-nle-nigeria
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Where and when will be the Award ceremonies for this round?
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Ya Ali Madad.
If the awards held in a country worth visiting by us.Can a groups of Ismailis get to attend the award ceremony? How does one get invite or passes of it? I wish that Iran or Azerbaijan to host such in near future.
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It is all by invitation, very difficult to get in. Sometimes miracles happen, it all depends on the mercy of Imam. I have seen and met people who travelled thousands of km just to have a glimpse of the hand of the Imam giving blessings though the tinted window of his car for a split seconds and they were happy.
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