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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 Reply with quote

12th Cycle Launched; Now Open for Project Submissions

The twelfth triennial cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which runs from 2011 until autumn 2013, is now open for nominations. General criteria for nomination are simple: “projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture”.

Projects are required to have been completed between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2011 and been in use for at least one full year. They can be anywhere in the world but must successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.

http://www.akdn.org/architecture/
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Steering Committee for Aga Khan Award's Twelfth Cycle Announced


Please also see the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Home Page.

The Aga Khan Award for ArchitectureGeneva, February, 2012 – The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced the members of the Steering Committee for the 12th Award cycle (2011 – 2013).

The Steering Committee is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. The other members of the Steering Committee are: 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); Han Tümertekin (Principal, Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd, Istanbul). Farrokh Derakhshani is the Director of the Award. For more information about the Steering Committee, including biographies, please see the Steering Committee page.

The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Award. It is responsible for establishing the eligibility criteria for project nominations, providing thematic direction to the Award, and developing plans for its cyclical and long-term future. For each Award cycle, the Steering Committee appoints an independent Master Jury to select the award recipients from the nominated projects.

Established in 1977, 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 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.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has a prize fund of US$ 500,000. The rigor of its nomination and selection process has made it, in the eyes of many observers, one of the world’s most important architectural prizes. Projects that have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture include the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Central Market of Koudougou, Burkina Faso, and the rehabilitation of the Walled City of Nicosia in Cyprus.

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Aga Khan prize doubled to US$1 million
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INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) prize has doubled to US$1 million (RM3.18 million) for the current cycle which runs from 2011 to 2013.

A snapshot of some of the speakers and participants taken at the AKAA thematic seminar on “ Emerging Models of Planning Practices“ in Singapore last week.

1 / 1Open for nominations until 15 September 2012, the award will be presented in 2013.

“The AKAA is meant to assist and support the recipients, ‘many of whom are neither well-known nor well-funded’ and one of the important aspects of the award is that winners should be able to reposition their future with the support they get from the award, both professionally and institutionally,” says Farrokh Derakhshani, director of AKAA.

“The aim of the award is to identify nominations that represent the “broadest possible range of architectural interventions” be it modest, small-scale buildings to skyscrapers, infrastructure, transportation undertakings, housing initiatives, educational and health campuses as well as new towns, urban conservation projects and re-use of sites,” he adds.

Essentially, the award seeks excellence in building schemes that use local resources combined with relevant technology that celebrate the innovative spirit of design which through their efforts will be likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere.

Projects can be anywhere in the world but must address the “needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence”.

Selection of the award recipients are made by an independent master jury, which is reconstituted for every cycle. Malaysia’s Kamil Merican, founding principal of GDP Architects, was appointed as a Jury Member for the 2011- 2013 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).

For more information, log on to: www.akdn.org/architecture or contact Fay Cheah at faycheah@gmail.com

http://www.nst.com.my/red/aga-khan-prize-doubled-to-us-1-million-1.113348
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Emerging models of planning practices
By Y VONNE YOONG

INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture held its first international award seminar for its 2013 award cycle in Singapore last week

Held in Singapore on 19 and 20 July, the “Emerging Models of Planning Practices” thematic seminar organised by The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) and supported by the Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) saw presentations by international speakers.

Being the first international award seminar to be implemented during its current award cycle culminating in the award presentation in 2013, the seminar, besides examining models of planning practices adopted in different countries also showcased engagements across different political geographies. Approaching the workings of the “broader landscape”, the seminar sought the “multiplicity of agencies and actors that participate in the different modes of planning practices.” “Planning has evolved into new hybrid forms of practice, which are often richer versions of the earlier conventional planning instruments. In the process, several models have emerged out of particular political and geographical conditions that range from city states to cities of nation states.

“Within these contexts, the actors vary substantially, which often has a direct implication on the nature of planning instruments. In this pluralistic condition of producing cities and constructed landscapes, the traditional ‘masterplan’ has, in its format, become more inclusive in recognition of its dependency on other actors and agencies for implementation,” commented Rahul Mehrotra, Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard GSD in his concept paper on “Identifying Emerging Models of Planning Practices.” The 19 invited speakers were divided into groups delivering their presentations in five sessions.

Serving as moderator for the first session on “New Paradigms, Infrastructure Urbanism” was Ng Wai Keen, NUS Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment. The moderator for the second session on “Cities of Learning” was Christopher Lee, Design Critic in Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard GSD. Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, Faculty of Design, Harvard GSD, USA and member of the 2013 AKAA Steering Committee meanwhile moderated on the topic of “Curating the City”.

These three sessions concluded the first day of the seminar.

The following day, Professor Heng Chye Kiang, Dean, School of Design and Environment, NUS moderated on the topic “Emerging Territories”.

Mehrotra who is a member of the 2013 AKAA Steering Committee moderated on the topic “Cities in Asia”. Malaysia’s Ahmad Jefri Clyde who is the director of AJC Planning Consultants Sdn Bhd and Garis Architects Sdn Bhd presented three examples of the masterplan design during the colonial, post-colonial and the current era. He also analysed the changes shaping the masterplan of the country‘s two government administrative centres in Shah Alam and in Putrajaya under the “Emerging Territories” session.

Malaysian-born, London-based Christopher Lee, co-founder and principal of Serie Architects meanwhile elaborated on the topic of “Curating the City” in the context of relating architecture to the site and aspirations of the people.

The two-day seminar was preceded by the launch of the “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts” on 18 July at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.

Guests of honour included Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Museum and Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.

Organised by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum exhibition that runs from 19 July to 28 October “explores concepts of architecture and decoration in Islamic cultures through outstanding paintings, metalwork, ceramics, and architectural elements” from the Aga Khan Museum that is scheduled to open in Toronto next year.

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12th Cycle Launched; Now Open for Project Submissions

The twelfth triennial cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which runs from 2011 until autumn 2013, is now open for nominations. General criteria for nomination are simple: “projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture”.

Projects are required to have been completed between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2011 and been in use for at least one full year. They can be anywhere in the world but must successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.

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Master Jury Announced for 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture


Master Jury Will Select Recipients of US$ 1 Million Prize

Please also see: Biographies of the 2013 Master Jury Members


Geneva, 21 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.

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

For more information, please see the biographies of Master Jury members.

http://www.akdn.org/Content/1163/Master-Jury-Announced-for-2013-Aga-Khan-Award-for-Architecture-
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2013 Cycle Shortlisted Projects

http://www.akdn.org/architecture/awards.asp?tri=2013

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Aga Khan Award Picks Work To Enhance Natural Ventilation
by Daniel Mathews
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture—the world’s most generous, and arguably most prestigious architectural award—has announced finalists for its 12th 3-year cycle.

The awards go to the parts of the world where Islam has a significant presence. That generally means the hotter parts, so it’s natural that they are finding designs with innovative ways of providing shade and focusing breeze. Alternatives to energy-hungry air conditioning, in other words

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Muslim architecture: Fit for a King
By Jean-Philippe Hugron / Translated By Caterina Grosso
Published: June 16, 2013
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Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar in Iran.

The grand prize! It’s time for the stars of architecture to walk the runway. Peter Zumthor was crowned The Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2009 and was singled out by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2013. Renzo Piano should be proud of his special mention at the French Prix d’architecture de l’Équerre d’argent (Silver T-square Prize) in 2012. In the meantime, the French Global Awards is looking for its laureates. And last but not least, once every three years, the Aga Khan Development Network offers the world another point of view.

From skyscrapers to vernacular architecture, from the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban to the Indonesians Rumah Asuh and Yori Antar… without a doubt the Aga Khan award for architecture offers the widest range imaginable. And on April 30 it announced its shortlist of 20 projects for this year. The current prize fund totals one million dollars and is presented to projects selected by an independent master jury. The final announcement will be made in the Autumn.

What is different about the award, founded in 1977, is that it tries to “identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence”. And so, the jury can unanimously award the rehabilitation of a fort, the revitalisation of a downtown area or even a bridge. As the director of the award, Farrokh Derakhshani, puts it, the choices of 2013 mark the importance of “the impact of buildings and public spaces on the quality of life”.

There is also, of course, the strong ambition to show the vitality of some countries that do not come to the media’s attentions.

And so, one of the projects to be shortlisted this year, was a residential building in Mahallat, 200km south-east from Tehran. “The majority of Mahallat’s economy is engaged in the business of cutting and treating stone, over half of which is discarded due to inefficiencies in stone-cutting technology,” says a note on the AKDN website. “This project turns the inefficiency to economic and environmental advantage by reusing leftover stones for both exterior and some interior walls, and has led to the increasing adoption of stone recycling by local builders.” The project has thus set a real example for local builders.

In Indonesia, it was a project of thatched conical houses in ‘worok’ wood and bamboo that drew the attention of the jury. “A group of young Indonesian architects in the habit of touring a part of Indonesia each year arrived to find four of the last surviving examples of these houses, two of which were in need of renovation,” notes the awards committee. But the building skills, having traditionally been handed down, from generation to generation, had faded from memory. “The architects initiated and facilitated a community-led revival of traditional techniques, enabling all the original houses to be rebuilt.” The intention of renewing the ancient ‘savoir faire’ is certainly a noble one

Other projects are strongly more political; among these is the reconstruction of a refugee camp hosting 27,000 people built in Tripoli, Lebanon, in 1948, which “was 97% destroyed during the war in 2007”. And so is the building of a girls-only school in Herat, Afghanistan, at the Iranian-Turkish border.

The Museum of Paper museum in Gaoligong, China, offers another occasion for the foundation to remember that the region is “an area of significant Muslim presence”. A message doubtlessly addressed to the authorities in Beijing.

Finally a school in Kigali, Rwanda, has been shortlisted and that too a choice for a country that is mainly Catholic and Protestant, unlike its neighbours.

Twenty projects, known and unknown names, all different from one another. This list of running works is a snapshot of the architectural scene and of the world as it is.

This piece appeared in Le Courrier De L’architecte on May 29. The original headline was ‘Aga Khan, La Politique Et Son Prix’.

The translation has been edited for clarity.

Published in The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, June 16th, 2013.
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London, 16 May 2013 — At a special event held at the Ismaili Centre, Prince Amyn spoke in honor of the illustrious career of Professor Charles Correa, the globally acclaimed architect and planner, and acknowledged his long-standing partnership with the AKDN.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Minister Pedro Mota Soares upon his arrival in Lisbon. Photo: AKDN / Gary Otte

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Lisbon, 4 September 2013 — Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Amyn, arrived in Portugal today, where the Award Ceremony for the 12th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will take place later this week. Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn were received by Pedro Mota Soares, Minister of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security, and Vazir Nazim Ahmad, AKDN Resident Representative for Portugal. President Aitmadi Amirali Bhanji of the Ismaili Council for Portugal welcomed them on behalf of the Jamat of Portugal.

Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 1977, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture seeks 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.

For more information on the Award, please visit www.akdn.org/architecture, like the Award Facebook page at www.facebook.com/agakhanaward or follow the AKDN Architecture Twitter feed @AKDNarchitect.
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Live Broadcast of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2013 Ceremony on the AKDN Website

Arrangements have been made to webcast the entire 2013 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture ceremony live from Lisbon, Portugal, on 6 September. The webcast is expected to start at times listed hereunder* for different countries.


The exact link for the webcast will be posted on
<http://www.akdn.org/architecture> www.akdn.org/architecture shortly before the ceremony begins.

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The 2013 ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will take place on 6 September in Lisbon, Portugal, and will be broadcast live on the AKDN website starting at 8:30 PM Lisbon time (7:30 PM GMT). The website also includes detailed profiles of the projects that are shortlisted for this year’s award, as well as information about winners from past years.

Additional coverage of the Award can also be found on its official Facebook page, and by following @AKDNarchitect on Twitter.
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Arquitetura Prémio Aga Khan é entregue hoje em Lisboa
O 12.º ciclo do Prémio Aga Khan para a arquitetura, com vinte projetos nomeados, vai ser anunciado hoje, numa cerimónia no Castelo de São Jorge, em Lisboa, em que estará presente o Presidente da República, Aníbal Cavaco Silva.
Prémio Aga Khan é entregue hoje em Lisboa
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A capital portuguesa foi escolhida este ano para o anúncio deste prémio trienal, no valor de um milhão de dólares (770 mil euros), para projetos que marquem novos padrões de excelência na arquitetura, planeamento, preservação de património histórico e arquitetura paisagística.

A cerimónia, prevista para as 20:30, vai ser presidida pelo atual Aga Khan, Shah Karim Al Hussaini, o Presidente da República, Aníbal Cavaco Silva e o presidente da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, António Costa, segundo a organização.

Estabelecido pela Rede Aga Khan para o Desenvolvimento em 1977, o prémio visa, em especial, "identificar e promover conceitos de construção que correspondam de forma eficaz às necessidades e aspirações de comunidades com significativa presença muçulmana".

A preservação de locais de oásis sagrados e coletivos em Guelmin (Marrocos), o restauro do Forte de Thula (Iémen), a reabilitação do Forte de Nagaur (Índia), a revitalização do centro histórico de Birzeit (Palestina), a reabilitação do bazar de Tabriz (Irão), a preservação do Mbaru Niang (Indonésia) e a habitação pós-tsunami (Sri Lanka) contam-se entre os vinte selecionados.

Entre os finalistas ficaram também a reconstrução do campo de refugiados de Nahr el-Bared (Líbano), o apartamento n.º 1 (Irão), o Instituto de Filme e Animação Kantana (Tailândia), o cemitério islâmico (Áustria), a escola primária Maria Grazia Cutuli (Afeganistão), o Liceu Francês Charles De Gaulle (Síria) e a escola primária Umubando (Ruanda).

A lista inclui ainda a torre Met (Tailândia), o Centro de Cirurgia Cardíaca Salam (Sudão), a Academia de Futebol Mohammed VI (Marrocos), o Centro de Interpretação do Mapungubwe (África do Sul), o Museu de Papel Artesanal (China) e a Ponte Hassan II (Marrocos).

Uma exposição com várias peças inéditas, que testemunham a herança islâmica na arquitetura em Portugal, vai também ser inaugurada hoje, no Castelo de São Jorge, em Lisboa, no âmbito da entrega do Prémio, com o apoio do Fundo Aga Khan para a Cultura.

A Rede Aga Khan envolve várias instituições cujos mandatos são exercidos nas áreas da saúde, da educação, da arquitetura, da microfinança, da promoção da iniciativa do setor privado e da revitalização de cidades históricas.

Aga Khan, imã hereditário dos muçulmanos Shia Imami Ismailis, é o líder institucional e espiritual de milhões de muçulmanos ismaelitas que vivem em todo o mundo, incluindo Portugal, e os seus seguidores consideram-no descendente direto do Profeta Maomé.
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Vencedor do Prémio Aga Khan de Arquitectura é anunciado esta sexta-feira em Lisboa

Luís Miguel Queirós

03/09/2013 - 10:52

Vinte projectos espalhados pelo mundo, de um cemitério islâmico na Áustria a uma escola primária no Afeganistão, são candidatos a receber 760 mil euros
Preservação do Mbaru Niang


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O prémio Aga Khan de Arquitectura vai ser entregue na próxima sexta-feira, dia 6, em Lisboa, no Castelo de S. Jorge. Patrocinado pela Rede Aga Khan para o Desenvolvimento, o prémio é atribuído de três em três anos, tem uma dotação pecuniária de um milhão de dólares (cerca de 760 mil euros), e privilegia projectos de arquitectura que correspondam às “necessidades e aspirações” de sociedades nas quais os muçulmanos tenham “uma presença significativa”.

Anunciada em Abril passado, a short list do prémio é bastante longa – inclui 20 candidatos – e abarca projectos construídos nos mais diversos pontos do globo, do Afeganistão à Áustria ou da China a Marrocos. A escolha é da responsabilidade de um júri internacional de nove elementos, nomeado por um comité de direcção ao qual cabe ainda actualizar regularmente os critérios de elegibilidade, atendendo às prioridades de cada momento.

O crescente prestígio deste prémio internacional de arquitectura não se prende apenas com os avultados montantes envolvidos, mas com a filosofia em que assenta. Valorizando o planeamento urbanístico, a preservação de locais históricos ou a arquitectura paisagística, o prémio só pode ser atribuído a projectos não apenas concretizados no terreno, mas que tenham já alguns anos de utilização. E o impacto real dos edifícios na vida das pessoas que os habitam, ou que de alguma forma os utilizam, é tomado em consideração. Uma lógica que leva a que a constituição dos júris inclua especialistas de várias disciplinas, e não apenas arquitectos.

O prestígio internacional alcançado pela arquitectura portuguesa, a importância da presença islâmica na história do país e a bem sucedida integração da comunidade muçulmana na sociedade portuguesa terão sido alguns dos motivos que levaram à escolha de Lisboa para a cerimónia de entrega desta 12ª edição do prémio, que será presidida por Cavaco Silva e na qual participarão o presidente da Câmara de Lisboa, António Costa, e o próprio Aga Khan. Quarto detentor deste título, o príncipe Karim – soberano sem território que reclama descender em linha directa do profeta Maomé – é ainda reconhecido como imã dos ismaelitas nizaritas, um ramo xiita que engloba cerca de 15 milhões de muçulmanos distribuídos por vários países.

Na sessão de sexta-feira, marcada para as 20h30, será apresentado um novo selo de correio comemorativo do prémio, e inaugurar-se-á ainda uma exposição ilustrativa da influência islâmica em Portugal, organizada em colaboração com a Gulbenkian, que ficará no Castelo de S. Jorge até final de 2013.

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A short list do prémio para o ciclo 2011-2013 inclui projectos tão diferentes entre si como um ambicioso plano da arquitecta e antropóloga Salima Naji para a preservação de quatro locais com oásis sacralizados e de uso colectivo nas montanhas marroquinas do anti-Atlas, um complexo habitacional erguido numa aldeia de pescadores no Sri Lanka que fora devastada pelo tsunami em 2004 (do atelier Shigeru Ban Architects), ou o cemitério islâmico em Altach, na Áustria (atelier de Bernardo Bader), construído numa região com quase dez por cento de população muçulmana.

O restauro do forte de Thula, no Iémen (arquitecto Abdullah Al-Hadrami, a reabilitação do forte de Nagaur, na Índia (arquitecto Minakshi Jain), a revitalização do centro histórico de Birzeit, na Palestina (Riwaq – Centro para a Conservação da Arquitectura), a reabilitação do bazar de Tabriz, no Irão (ICHTO East Azerbaijan Office) ou a reconstrução do campo de refugiados de Nahr el-Bared, no Líbano, promovido por uma agência das Nações Unidas, são outros projectos que chegaram à short list.

Um bom exemplo de que a dimensão da obra não é necessariamente um factor significativo é o facto de a lista integrar um projecto de preservação, numa aldeia da Ilha das Flores, na Indonésia, de quatro casas cónicas de madeira e bambu, com telhados de palha, raras sobreviventes de uma antiquíssima técnica de construção. Coordenado por Rumah Asuh e Yori Antar, o projecto envolveu um grupo de jovens arquitectos indonésios, que trabalhou em ligação com a comunidade local, procurando reabilitar uma arte esquecida.

Os restantes projectos que o júri irá analisar incluem um apartamento no Irão em cuja construção foram reutilizadas de sobras de pedras (Architecture by Collective Terrain), a sede do Instituto do Filme e Animação Kantana, na Tailândia (Bangkok Project Studio), uma escola primária em Herat, no Afeganistão (ateliers 2A+P/A e IaN+), construída em homenagem à jornalista italiana Maria Grazia Cutuli, assassinada no Afeganistão em 2001, uma outra escola primária em Kigali, no Ruanda (MASS Design Group), a sede do liceu francês Charles De Gaulle em Damasco, na Síria (Lion Associés, Dagher Hanna & Partners), a torre Met, em Banguecoque, na Tailândia (WOHA Architects), o Centro de Cirurgia Cardíaca Salam, no Sudão (Studio Tamassociati), o Centro de Interpretação do Mapungubwe, no Limpopo, África do Sul (Peter Rich Architects), um local com gravuras rupestres que é património de humanidade, o Museu de Papel Artesanal em Gaoligong, na China (Trace Architecture Office), a Academia de Futebol Mohammed VI, em Salé, Marrocos (Groupe 3 Architectes) e, também em Marrocos, a ponte Hassan II (Marc Mimran Architecture), que liga Rabat e Salé.

Um dos nove membros do júri que irá decidir qual destes projectos irá receber um milhão de dólares é o arquitecto britânico (Dar es Salaam, 1966), David Adjaye, que tem um projecto para Lisboa, o Centro Cultural Africano, África.cont, e é um dos arquitectos mais conhecidos da sua geração. Os restantes jurados são Howayda al-Harithy, presidente do Departamento de Arquitecura e Design da Universidade Americana de Beirute e especialista na história da arquitectura islâmica, o botânico, geógrafo e paisagista francês Michel Desvigne, colaborador de arquitectos como Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas ou Renzo Piano, o sociólogo e politólogo Mahmood Mamdani, autor de obras sobre a história do colonialismo, Kamil Merican, director executivo do atelier Group Design Partnership, que venceu o Prémio Aga Khan para a Arquitectura em 2007 com o projecto da Universidade de Tecnologia Petronas, na Malásia, a arquitecta japonesa Toshiko Mori, o arquitecto chinês Wang Shu (Prémio Pritzker, 2012), a artista plástica paquistanesa Shahzia Sikander, radicada em Nova Iorque, e o arquitecto turco Murat Tabanlioglu, cujo atelier projectou o mais alto arranha-céus de Istambul, a torre Safira, e também o primeiro museu de arte moderna do país.
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Cinq parmi 20 projets sélectionnés dans le monde, en Afghanistan, en Autriche, en Chine, en Inde, en Indonésie, en Iran, au Liban, au Maroc, en Palestine, au Rwanda, en Afrique du Sud, au Sri Lanka, au Soudan, en Syrie, en Thaïlande et au Yémen ont été choisi par le jury du Prix Aga Khan d’architecture pour se partager un fonds de prix de 1 million de dollars en reconnaissance pour l’impact qu’ils ont eu sur la qualité de vie de leurs utilisateurs.

La cérémonie aura lieu le 6 septembre à Lisbonne et le prix sera délivré par Son Altesse le Prince Aga Khan et le Président du Portugal.

Parmi ces 5 projets sélectionnés, le projet du Pont Hassan II a été choisi, cet ouvrage d’art qui se distingue par son architecture et par son insertion dans le site est aussi un bien public qui fait l’admiration des citoyens des deux rives et des touristes. Ce pont, dont les travaux ont été lancés le 23 décembre 2007, a été inauguré par le Souverain le 18 mai 2011 et mis en service le même jour.

Le Prix Aga Khan d’architecture a pour «objectif d’identifier et d’aider les concepts de construction qui répondent avec succès aux besoins et aspirations des communautés dans lesquelles les musulmans ont une présence significative. Le prix récompense une architecture d’excellence qui permette en outre d’améliorer la qualité de vie en général. Il a lieu tous les 3 ans». Le jury se compose de membres éminents du domaine de l’architecture, parmi lesquels on compte cette année l‘architecte chinois Wang Shu, lauréat du Prix Pritzker en 2012. Les neufs membres du jury pour ce cycle 2010-2013 étaient : David Adjaye, architecte (Royaume-Uni), Howayda al-Harithy, professeur à l’Université américaine de Beyrouth (Liban), Michel Desvigne, paysagiste (France), Mahmood Mamdani, professeur à l’Institut Makerere pour la recherche sociale (Ouganda), Kamil Merican, architecte (Malaisie), Toshiko Mori, architecte (États-Unis), Shahzia Sikander, artiste (États-Unis), Murat Tabanlioglu, architecte (Turquie) et Wang Shu, architecte (Chine). Le prix sera décerné le 6 septembre à Lisbonne par le Prince Aga Khan et le Président du Portugal.

Ce prix aura une résonance particulière sur l’ensemble des projets de l’Agence pour l’aménagement de la vallée du Bouregrag qui entre dans une phase nouvelle. Les grands projets d’infrastructure que nous décrit Lemghari Essakl : tunnel, tramway, pont, marina... ont bénéficié d’un moment particulier : c’est la rencontre de besoins affirmés, de moyens d’exécution, d’un plan d’action et d’une volonté sans faille pour s’adapter à un monde qui change rapidement. Cet aménagement était devenu «une impérieuse nécessité», pour préserver du chaos un territoire hautement symbolique. Ce grand projet qui intègre plusieurs dimensions est un projet stratégique pour la région, c’est aussi un projet du temps long qui requiert des ressources financières importantes. Aujourd’hui, l’Agence pour l’aménagement de la vallée du Bouregreg entame une nouvelle phase de son développement, une phase qu’il faudra maitriser. Maintenant, nous explique M. Essakl, le déclic, c’est le marché qui a besoin d’une vitalité économique. Il faut donc continuer, maintenir l’effort, car nous sommes dans des projets de temps longs, mais les projets sont là». À preuve le Pont Hassan II, un ouvrage d’art qui suscite beaucoup d’admiration.

Ce choix est aussi d’excellent augure pour un grand événement qui se tiendra dans moins d’un mois dans la capitale : le Sommet mondial des cités qui est organisé tous les 3 ans se tiendra pour la première fois en terre africaine à Rabat. Le IVe congrès mondial de CGLU (Cités et gouvernements locaux unis) aura lieu du 1er au 4 octobre, coïncidant avec le centenaire du mouvement municipal international, né en 1913. Quelque 4 000 dirigeants locaux et régionaux, élus et hauts fonctionnaires, ministres, représentants d'ONG et Chefs d’État venus du monde entier vont débattre sur le thème «Imaginer la société, construire la démocratie», traitant de questions concrètes qui touchent la qualité de vie et l’accès aux services essentiels, la nouvelle gouvernance, la péréquation et la solidarité entre les territoires, la décentralisation, la démocratie participative…

Le Matin : C’est en 2006 qu’il a été décidé, compte tenu de l’ampleur du projet de l’aménagement du Bouregreg et de sa charge symbolique et historique, de confier à un opérateur unique de sa conduite. Ainsi est née l’Agence pour l’aménagement de la vallée du Bouregreg, un établissement public que vous dirigez. Un mot sur cette expérience ?

Lamghari Essakl : C’est un modèle que nous avons «osé» mettre en œuvre sous forme d’expérience et qui a donné des résultats. Il est important aujourd’hui de faire un bilan d’étape. L’établissement public avait pour vocation première de protéger un territoire qui avait connu des évolutions et des agressions non contrôlées, comme le rejet d’eaux usées domestiques et industrielles qui ont impacté son devenir. La vallée du Bouregreg est connue comme étant un site écologique et historique, certains ont parlé à juste titre de l’histoire des dégradations qui n’ont pas eu lieu grâce au travail de préservation et d’assainissement qui a été fait sur ce territoire. Un territoire important qui fait près de 60% d’une ville comme Paris intra-muros, soit 105 km², qui part de l’embouchure jusqu’au barrage Sidi Mohammed Benabdellah, mais qui au cours du temps n’avait pas eu la chance d’être protégé. Le site, fortement menacé et altéré par de multiples agressions (décharges d’ordure, eaux usées, exploitations de carrières, quartiers clandestins), a été protégé contre les extensions de l’urbanisation accélérée et anarchique qui menace les villes du monde entier. Au Maroc, il y a eu un développement, une prolifération importante d’habitats sociaux et de «poches anarchiques» urbaines créées sans autorisation sur des terrains non lotis, c’est-à-dire non viabilisés. À Salé, la ville est passée de 250 000 à 850 000 habitants, une évolution marquée par beaucoup de nuisances, mais aussi par un déficit en équipements collectifs, en infrastructures et en services publics.

«Nous sommes une agence d’aménagement»

Vous avez parlé de modèle, sur quels principes repose ce modèle ?

Notre ambition est portée par des fondamentaux : le premier c’est la sauvegarde écologique, une impérieuse nécessité en raison des dégradations que j’ai évoquées, le respect du patrimoine historique à haute portée symbolique, car la vallée est un site exceptionnel par ses monuments, ses paysages et les fonctions religieuses et intellectuelles de certains lieux et espaces. Tout acte d’aménagement doit chercher son inspiration dans ce legs architectural et historique. Autre principe : le lien et l’unification des deux villes de Rabat et de Salé pour créer une zone de prospérité qui profiterait à l’ensemble de l’agglomération. C’est au fleuve du Bouregreg que les deux villes de Rabat et de Salé doivent leur naissance et ces deux villes jumelles ont grandi dos à dos depuis des siècles.

Il fallait les réunir. Notre projet d’aménagement, qui a autant de valeur pour Rabat que pour Salé, avait pour objectif de créer une symbiose de vie et de développement entre les deux rives du fleuve Bouregreg, tout en créant dans la vallée du Bouregreg un lieu de vie et de nouveaux espaces urbanistiques. Pour accompagner ce projet, l’Agence a axé ses efforts sur sa mission d’aménagement. Nous sommes une Agence d’aménagement et non de développement urbain qui peut être confié à des sociétés ou au privé. Et l’aménagement commence pour nous, par les solutions apportées pour assurer la mobilité des citoyens qui sont au cœur de nos préoccupations. L’urbanisme ne peut réussir que s’il a inscrit au cœur de ses préoccupations la problématique de la mobilité. Des études préalables nous ont montré que plus de 650 000 personnes, transportées par quelque 150 000 véhicules, transitaient chaque jour par la vallée du Bouregreg et que les itinéraires de franchissement portés par les ponts de Moulay Hassan, Moulay Youssef, Al Fida et Mohammed V étaient sollicités à saturation. Pour permettre aux citoyens de ce territoire de se déplacer d’un endroit à l’autre, il faut assurer un schéma, construire des ouvrages comme le pont

Hassan II qui est un ouvrage exceptionnel et complexe, qui sera récompensé par le Prix Aga khan de l’architecture. La cérémonie aura lieu le 6 septembre à Lisbonne et le prix sera délivré par Son Altesse le Prince Aga Khan et le Président du Portugal. Nous avons, après des études importantes, restitué la mobilité et la navigabilité à travers le fleuve, car il ne faut pas oublier que Rabat abritait le premier port du Royaume avant la construction de celui de Casablanca. L’estuaire du Bouregreg est même devenu un poste de frontière avec police et douane. Les touristes peuvent entrer au Maroc par la voie maritime de Rabat Salé. Nous avons enfin anticipé l’avenir et réalisé un tunnel sous les Oudayas qui va desservir la Rocade atlantique, de la rive du Bouregreg jusqu’à Temara sur la voie côtière. Cela permettra aux citoyens d’accéder à la ville de Rabat par la porte de Bab el-Had, par la porte de Kamra, pour désengorger le site. Avec la réalisation du projet du tramway, un transport écologique qui a amélioré l’offre de transport collectif, notre établissement a permis de lever un tabou, celui de la fatalité de l’échec.

Le tramway qui circule actuellement a une capacité de 700 voyageurs, ce qui correspond à 120 taxis blancs ou 12 bus, fonctionne bien sans incident majeur. Il y a eu quelques incidents corporels, parfois dramatiques, dus sans doute à la nouveauté de ce transport collectif.

L’agence a développé ses missions d’aménagement, dites-vous, qu’en est-il du plan d’aménagement ?

Le plan d’aménagement du territoire de la Vallée a été promulgué en septembre 2009. Notre établissement, créé en janvier 2006, a tenu son premier conseil d’administration en juin 2006, notre budget a été approuvé en juillet 2006 et le plan d’aménagement promulgué en septembre 2009, ce qui est un exploit, car les plans d’aménagement prennent habituellement beaucoup plus de temps !
Il faut continuer et maintenir l’effort

Quels sont aujourd’hui les projets de l’Agence ?

Aujourd’hui que les fondamentaux que j’ai évoqués sont réalisés, à savoir protéger le site, assainir la situation complexe du foncier qui appartient à l’État, aux villes de Rabat et de Salé, au ministère des Habous et aux particuliers, promulguer le plan d’aménagement, réaliser les infrastructures, on peut se poser la question de la vocation future de ce site et de son développement. L’Agence a préparé l’environnement, il reste aujourd’hui la partie développement du site.

Nous avons prévu dans nos textes et nos statuts la possibilité pour l’Agence de créer des structures détenues par des établissements ou des sociétés de droit privé pour amorcer ce développement en partenariat public-public ou public-privé. C’est ce que nous avons fait pour réaliser le projet de Bab Bahr sur la rive droite, où nous sommes en partenariat avec une société émiratie. Le projet prévoit la construction de deux hôtels, dont l’un devrait démarrer prochainement, la construction de 1 500 logements sous forme d’appartements, la construction de 70 000 m² de plancher de bureaux et 60 000 m² de commerce. Il faut savoir que nous avons démarré ce projet en 2006, une période de très forte inflation des matières premières, avec un baril qui avait atteint le niveau historique de 140 dollars et, pour couronner le tout, la crise mondiale financière et aujourd’hui un contexte de grand retournement dans le monde arabe.

Malgré tout, nous avons tenu le coup pour réaliser nos projets d’infrastructures, car nous avions le financement nécessaire.
Nous avons eu la chance d’être dotés jusque-là par le budget général de l’État, par le Fonds Hassan II pour le développement économique et social et par la Direction générale des collectivités locales pour réaliser nos projets. Aujourd’hui, les finances publiques sont en difficulté, on nous demande de mobiliser d’autres sources de financement, ce que nous faisons auprès de bailleurs de fonds comme l’Agence française de développement, la BEI... Nous avons un territoire, un bon patrimoine, car nous sommes assis sur une réserve foncière très importante, nous avons mis en place une vision d’urbanisme, des infrastructures, nous avons acquis au fil de ces dernières années, une crédibilité. Maintenant, le déclic, c’est le marché qui a besoin d’une vitalité économique. Il faut donc continuer, maintenir l’effort, car nous sommes dans des projets de temps longs, mais les projets sont là… Nous avons obtenu 4 450 milliards de DH pendant 7 ans. L’Agence a restitué à l’État 980 millions de DH sous forme d’impôts et de taxes, payé pour l’accompagnement social quelque 350 millions de DH, accompagné le concessionnaire REDAL pour renouveler tous les réseaux souterrains pour 300 millions de DH. L'Agence possède, comme je l’ai dit, un important patrimoine foncier, le tramway est une structure publique, la marina et le tunnel sont réalisés et le site est préservé, ce sont là autant d’atouts pour nos futurs investisseurs.

Comment pourriez-vous qualifier vos relations avec les différents partenaires : élus, présidents de région ?

Nous avons entretenu d’excellentes relations et nous avons été soutenus sur tous les plans. J’ai travaillé avec deux présidents du conseil de la ville de Salé et deux présidents du conseil de la ville de Rabat qui nous ont soutenus. J’ai également travaillé sans différence aucune, avec trois présidents du conseil d’administration de notre établissement public : Driss Jettou, Abbès El Fassi et Abdelilah Benkirane, qui nous ont tous accompagné avec détermination. Aujourd’hui, nous devons nous autofinancer, mobiliser des fonds et amorcer la phase du développement de la vallée du Bourereg.

Publié le : 3 Septembre 2013 - Farida Moha, LE MATIN
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Escola de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade do Minho ganha prémio Internacional

Lusa 04 Set, 2013, 18:43

A Escola de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade do Minho ganhou o prémio International Recognition of Excellence in Medical Education, atribuído no 40.º Congresso Anual da Association for Medical Education in Europe, na categoria "Envolvimento dos Estudantes".

Em comunicado enviado hoje à agência Lusa, a Universidade do Minho (UMinho) aponta que "só" oito escolas médicas em todo o mundo foram destacadas naquela que foi a primeira edição do International Recognition of Excellence in Medical Education (ASPIRE).

Esta é uma distinção encarada como tendo "a maior relevância" para a Escola de Ciências da Saúde (ECS-UMInho) que instrui um curso de Medicina "inovador", com plano de estudos "centrado" no aluno e em interligação com a investigação.

"Candidatámo-nos dando provas de que os estudantes contribuem para a sua comunidade académica e que lhes é atribuído um papel ativo na sua formação e no ensino e aprendizagem", refere, no comunicado, o professor Manuel João Costa.

A distinção, atribuída na categoria "Envolvimento dos Estudantes", traduz o "reconhecimento" do curso de Medicina na instituição.

"O curso de Medicina da UMinho é inovador no país, orientando-se numa perspetiva integrada biopsicossocial e na linha das recomendações mundiais. O plano de estudos centra-se no aluno e em interligação com a investigação.

Entre os seus programas de pós-graduação destacam-se o primeiro programa nacional de doutoramento (MD/PhD) com as universidades de Columbia e Thomas Jefferson, EUA", explana a instituição.

Além disso, lembra o texto, "a ECS-UMinho é ainda a única escola médica portuguesa no programa de intercâmbio global de estudantes liderado pela Associação de Escolas Médicas Americanas e colabora em iniciativas internacionais de avaliação de conhecimentos clínicos de alunos de medicina".

O prémio, que teve em 2013 a primeira edição, foi entregue pela Association for Medical Education in Europe, a associação europeia da Federação Mundial de Educação Médica, que é "reconhecida pela sua atividade e dinamismo em prol da formação em medicina de qualidade".

Além da UMinho, foram galardoadas as universidades do Sul de Illinois (EUA), de Aga Khan (Paquistão), de Maribor (Eslovénia), da Austrália Ocidental (Austrália), do Norte de Ontário (Canadá), de Hull York (Reino Unido) e a Universidade Médica Internacional (Malásia).

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Aga Khan Awards Announced
September 6, 2013

Aga Khan Award 2013 Winner
Photo © AKAA / Marc Lins

Islamic Cemetery
Altach, Austria
Designed by Bernardo Bader Architects, the new cemetery serves the local Muslim community in industrialized western Austria, where the younger descendents of immigrants wanted a community burial place, rather than following the tradition of returning the dead to former homelands.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, given every three years, announced the latest winning projects at a press conference in Lisbon, where a ceremony celebrating the honors was to be held at the medieval Castle of St. George, overlooking the Portuguese capital. The prizes, which were first awarded in 1980, are intended to recognize design excellence and positive impact on communities that have a significant Muslim population. Both historic restoration and new construction are eligible for consideration. This year’s winners were selected from a short list of 20.

Under the guidance of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organisation of East Azerbaijan Province, the historic bazaar—a World Heritage site dating from the 10th century that includes 3.5 miles of covered marketplace—has been undergoing a long-term renovation. The project is the result of a unique arrangement between the local government and the tenants.

The winners will receive a total of $1 million in prize money, allocated by the nine-member jury. This year’s Master Jury included architects David Adjaye, Toshiko Mori, and Wang Shu, as well as Mahmood Mamdani, a professor of politics and culture at Columbia University in New York and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Click on the photo above to view a slide show of the winning projects and read descriptions.


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Iran Bazaar, Sudan Clinic Win $1 Million Aga Khan Award
By Farah Nayeri - Sep 6, 2013 12:00 PM ET

A heart clinic in Sudan, a bazaar in Iran, and an Islamic cemetery in Austria were three of the five winners of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, worth a total of $1 million and announced in Lisbon today.

The jury praised “a responsible, efficient and inspiring model of health services in a society marred by war, internal conflict, and lack of basic needs like water and sanitation.”

The Award for Architecture, started in 1977 by the Aga Khan, is handed out every three years. It rewards projects of all sizes that are well designed and help boost quality of life. Winners aren’t always architects: They can be city authorities, clients, builders, engineers and master craftsmen.

Another winner was the restoration of the Bazaar in Tabriz, Iran. Dating back to the 10th century and added in 2010 to the World Heritage List, the Bazaar had started crumbling in recent years. The restoration has been funded both by the government and by the merchants working in the Bazaar.

The jury also recognized the Islamic Cemetery in Altach, Austria -- designed by Bernardo Bader -- for allowing the local Muslim community to bury their dead nearby rather than having to send them back to their country of origin.

The nine-member jury included architects David Adjaye and Wang Shu (founder of the Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou, China).

The restoration of the historic center of Birzeit in the West Bank was another winner. That project was led by the Ramallah-based Riwaq architectural conservation center. Also recognized was the Rabat-Sale Urban Infrastructure Project in Morocco, led by Marc Mimram Architectes.

Muse highlights include New York and London weekend guides; Lewis Lapham on history; Jeremy Gerard on U.S. theater; and Greg Evans and Craig Seligman on movies.

To contact the writer of this story: Farah Nayeri in London at Farahn@bloomberg.net.

The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum is a modern 63-bed hospital with three operating theaters, where staff members are housed in repurposed transport containers. The project was designed by Studio Tamassociati (based in Venice, Italy).

A detail of the brick vaults of the Bazaar in Tabriz, Iran, which dates back to the 10th century. The Bazaar's restoration project is one of the five winners of the 2013 Agha Khan Award for Architecture. Photographer: Amir Anoushfar/AKAA via Bloomberg

The Islamic cemetery designed by Bernardo Bader and commissioned by the town of Altach. The project is one of five to win the 2013 Agha Khan Award for Architecture. Photographer: Adolf Bereuter/AKAA via Bloomberg

The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan. Designed by Studio Tamassociati of Venice, Italy, the hospital is one of five winners of the 2013 Agha Khan Award for Architecture. Photographer: Raul Pantaleo/AKAA via Bloomberg

A viaduct leading to the bridge that connects Rabat, the Moroccan capital, to the suburb of Sale, is shown with the historic Hassan II tower in the background in Morocco. The Rabat-Sale urban infrastructure project is one of five winners of the 2013 Agha Khan Award for Architecture. Photographer: Cemal Emden/AKAA via Bloomberg


A before and after comparitive view of the Birzeit University guest house in the West Bank following the town's restoration by the Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation in Ramallah, Palestine. The project is one of the five winners of the 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award. Source: Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation/AKAA via Bloomberg
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2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients Announced

Lisbon, 6 September 2013 - His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and His Highness the Aga Khan today 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: The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, which consists of a hospital with 63 beds, serves over 50,000 patients per year, drawing from a catchment area in eastern Africa of over 300 million people. The welcoming architecture “provides an exemplary prototype for the region as well as for the field”, remarked the Master Jury in their citation. The Centre meets the high technical demands of a hospital with complex functions, including three operating theatres, while providing a number of eco-friendly solutions to common problems. Mixed modes of ventilation and natural light enable all spaces to be homely and intimate. In addition to solar panels and special insulation techniques, the architects have reused 90 six- metre (20-foot) containers that had been discarded after being used to transport construction materials for the Centre.

Revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre, Birzeit, Palestine: The five-year project, which will eventually encompass 50 villages, is part of a rehabilitation master plan initiated by the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation. The project has transformed the decaying town of Birzeit, creating employment and reviving traditional crafts. The Master Jury remarked that the project brought together “stakeholders and local craftsmen into a process of healing that is not merely physical but that is social, economic and political”. By focusing on towns and villages in the area under Palestinian civil authority – where an estimated 50 percent of the surviving historic structures are located and where most Palestinians live – Riwaq realised that it could save much of the local heritage while at the same time having greatest significant socio-economic impact.

Rabat-Salé Urban Infrastructure Project, Morocco: Linking Rabat and Salé to form an urban hub, the project was born out of a new vision of large-scale regeneration, one in which improved transportation and mobility were to be priority components of the larger urban plan. The project combines exemplary bridge design, infrastructure improvement and urban planning. As a result, the Hassan II Bridge has become a new icon for Rabat-Salé, reinforcing a modern, progressive, twin-city identity. The Master Jury remarked that the project was “a sophisticated and cohesive model for future infrastructure projects, especially in places of rapid urbanisation”.

Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran: With origins in the 10th century, the Tabriz Bazaar has long functioned as a main commercial centre for the city. But by the late 20th century, it had begun to deteriorate. To rehabilitate the structures, which cover 27 hectares and over 5.5 kilometres of covered bazaars, a management framework was established that involved the bazaar community, municipal authorities and the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHTO). During the pilot restoration project, the government contributed 85 percent of the financial coverage and the bazaar community contributed 15 percent; in subsequent stages, the bazaar community – convinced of the value of the restoration – provided up to 90 percent of the funding. The Master Jury found that the project was “a remarkable example of stakeholder coordination and cooperation to restore and revitalise a unique structure”. Since 2000, numerous complexes within the bazaar have been rehabilitated, infrastructure has been improved and public facilities have been built.

Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria: Until recently, some Muslims in Austria would send their dead back to their countries of origin for burial. But the desire of Muslims to be buried in the countries of their birth led to the creation of a multi-faith, multi-ethnic group of actors, including local authorities and an NGO, to create a cemetery where funeral rites could be administered locally. The design was lauded by the Award’s Master Jury for the way it realised “the wish of an immigrant community seeking to create a space that fulfils their spiritual aspirations and, at the same time, responds to the context of their adopted country”. Inspired by garden design, it features roseate concrete walls, five staggered, rectangular gravesite enclosures, and a structure housing assembly and prayer rooms. The principal materials used were exposed reinforced concrete for the walls and oak wood for the ornamentation of the entrance facade and the interior of the prayer space.

(For a full on-line press kit including press releases on each of the winning projects, as well as high-resolution images and video, please see www.akdn.org/Aga_Khan_Award_2013, which will be password-protected until 6 September 2013.)

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977, is given every three years. It recognises all types of building projects that affect today’s built environment, from modest, small-scale projects to sizable complexes.

As this cycle’s recipients illustrate, the Award’s mandate is different from that of many other architecture prizes: it selects projects – from innovative mud and bamboo schools to state of the art “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.

The US$ 1 million prize, which will be divided among the five recipients, does not necessarily go to the architect. The Award also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master craftsmen and engineers who have played important roles in the realisation of a project. The Master Jury has the discretion to apportion the prize money however it sees fit.

Since the Award was launched 36 years ago, 110 projects have received the award and nearly 8000 building projects have been documented.
The 2013 Award Master Jury

The Awards are selected by an independent Master Jury appointed by the Steering Committee for each three-year Award cycle. 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 Tabanl&#305;o&#287;lu, Architect and Founder, Tabanl&#305;o&#287;lu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
Mr. Wang Shu, Architect and Founder, Amateur Architecture Studio, Hangzhou, China

Full biographies of Master Jury members can be found online at: http://www.akdn.org/architecture/jury.asp
Steering Committee

The Award is governed by a Steering Committee chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. The current members of the Steering Committee are:

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman
Mohammad al-Asad, Founder & chairman, Center for the Study of the Built Environment, Jordan
Homi K. Bhabha, Director of the Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA
Norman Foster, Founder and chairman, Foster + Partners, UK
Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj, Architect, Syria
Glenn Lowry, Director, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Rahul Mehrotra, Principal, RMA Architects, India
Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA
Farshid Moussavi, Principal, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, UK
Han Tümertekin, Principal, Mimarlar Tasarim Danismanlik Ltd, Turkey

Farrokh Derakhshani is Director of the Award.

A monograph featuring the projects of the 2013 Aga Khan Award, entitled “Architecture is Life”, has been published by Lars Müller Publishers www.lars-mueller-publishers.com (September 2013).

For more information, please see the website www.akdn.org/architecture and on-line press kit www.akdn.org/Aga_Khan_Award_2013 (password protected until 6 September 2013) or contact:

Sam Pickens
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
PO Box 2049, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Telephone: (41 22) 909 72 30
E-mail: sam.pickens@akdn.org
Website: www.akdn.org/architecture
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Aga Khan University and Catholic University of Portugal reaffirm cooperation


Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal Dr. Maria da Gloria Garcia and President of AKU Firoz Rasul sign the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between their two institutions as His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University looks on. - Photo: AKDN / Gary Otte

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The Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Catholic University of Portugal (CUP) on Thursday agreed to renew and expand cooperation in a number of academic fields. Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed during a brief ceremony at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, the two academic institutions agreed to foster knowledge creation and share learning and human capacity in a wide array of areas, including in cultural studies, education and research, early childhood development, comparative law and religion, nursing education and training.

His Highness the Aga Khan, who is Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, and the Roman Catholic Patriarch of Lisbon, Dom Manuel Clemente, presided over the ceremony. President of AKU Firoz Rasul and the Rector of CUP Dr. Maria da Gloria Garcia signed the renewed Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of their respective institutions.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Firoz Rasul said: "Through this relationship we can address shared concerns, identify common interests and foster greater understanding of the needs of the world today such as poverty alleviation, building of civil society, human development, pluralism and social inclusion." This was echoed by Dr Garcia who remarked, "what both our institutions aim to accomplish with the Memorandum we are going to sign encourages us to see beyond the present we are living here, in this room, with a smile of confidence and the ambition of always doing better."

Whilst in Portugal, His Highness the Aga Khan also met with a number of senior Portuguese government leaders including Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and His Excellency President Anibal Cavaco Silva who hosted a lunch in honour of the Aga Khan at the Presidential Palace, before presenting the 2013 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture in the beautiful setting of Lisbon’s São Jorge Castle.
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6 September 2013
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The President of the Portugal receives, in audience, His Highness the Aga Khan, whom he later hosts at luncheon
20:15
The President of the Republic presides, jointly with His Highness the Aga Khan, at the award ceremony of the Aga Kahn Prize for Architecture
Location: Castle of St. George, Lisbon

















The President of the Republic received, in the Palace of Belém, the Aga Khan, who is visiting Portugal to attend the award ceremony of the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture.
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2013-09-06 às 10:16 Aga Khan, 6 setembro 2012 Primeiro-Ministro Pedro Passos Coelho recebe Sua Alteza o Aga Khan, Lisboa, 6 setembro 2013 (Foto: Walter Branco)









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Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Award Ceremony for the 12th Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture – Lisbon, September 6, 2013

06 September 2013


Please also see: AKAA Press Material.

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency President Cavaco Silva
Your Excellency Vice-Prime Minister Paulo Portas
Honourable Mayor António Costa
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a special joy for me to welcome you this evening, and to thank you for being a part of this most auspicious ceremony, in this most appropriate place.

Returning to Portugal is always a great pleasure for me. The Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network have had a close, long-standing relationship with the Portuguese government and the Portuguese people, a relationship built on shared values.

This is the twelfth time over 36 years that we have presented the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The award cycles have fostered a deeply enriching conversation during this time, one that has involved, altogether over 5000 nominated projects, and over 100 premiated ones.

Our ceremony tonight is only the second one we have held in predominantly Christian countries. I mention this point because it speaks to an essential dimension of the Award. While its roots lie deep in our concern for the state of Islamic architecture, the Award is also committed to a spirit of pluralism and a respect for diversity, a set of values which are deeply embedded in Portuguese history.

It was on the Iberian Peninsula, of course, that one of history’s great pluralistic societies flourished for several centuries, a home for Christian and Jewish peoples that was also part of an Islamic empire. Portugal has for many ages nourished a profound sense of what we might call “world awareness”. It was in that same spirit of “world awareness” that this Award was founded, and it is in that spirit that it is presented tonight.

We meet in a setting, this evening, which is one of Portugal’s architectural monuments. Its walls have been built and rebuilt over many centuries, by people of many civilisations. It crowns the capital of a truly cosmopolitan city.

The story of Portugal is in part the story of people who came from far away to settle in this beautiful land. And it is also the story of people who have gone out from Portugal to shape the heritage of places in every corner of the globe, from Eastern and Southern Asia, to the Persian Gulf, from Eastern and Western Africa to South America. And, even as I say these words, I remember the sense of overpowering beauty I felt when I first walked through the streets of Manaos in Brazil.

This legacy, moreover, continues to be renewed. As you may know, the year 2013 has been declared the “Year of Portuguese Architecture, ” and Portuguese architects continue to be an important source of global inspiration.

You can see why a moment ago I spoke of Portugal’s capacity for “world awareness”.

As I think back to the origins of this Award almost four decades ago, I recall my own growing realisation at that time that the proud architectural heritage of the Islamic world was endangered. Here was one of the world’s great architectural traditions, often inspired, as major architectural flowerings are so often, by one of the world’s great religious faiths.

And yet, this flowering had been allowed to decay, and in some cases almost to disappear. Nowhere else, in no other great cultural tradition, had this sort of compromise threatened such a rich inheritance. The result was that, for huge segments of the world’s population, cultural memory was fading, and an enormous cultural disaster seemed to be looming.

One part of the issue had been the effect of the colonial experience on Islamic cultures. But even in post-colonial or non-colonial settings, much of the Islamic architectural practice seemed to be consumed by a growing passion to be truly “modern”, or by a rudderless quest to be fashionably “global”.

At the same time, of course, some genuine architectural achievements were taking place. The problem was that these exceptional experiences were not widely shared, nor did they have a strong conceptual underpinning. It sometimes seemed as though a vast desert silence had set in. The purpose of the Award was to replace that silence with lively debate.

The Award was designed, from the start, not only to honour exceptional achievement, but also to pose fundamental questions. How, for example, could Islamic architecture embrace more fully the values of cultural continuity, while also addressing the needs and aspirations of rapidly changing societies? How could we mirror more responsively the diversity of human experience and the differences in local environments? How could we honour inherited traditions while also engaging with new social perplexities and new technological possibilities?

The three-year Award cycle was organised to take up such questions through a wide array of seminars, exhibitions, lectures, publications, and a highly decentralised award selection process. Over time, the Award has been joined by other programmes under the aegis of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, including our Historic Cities programme.

This new discourse, as wide as it has become, has had a continuing, common premise, a conviction that architecture has a capacity to transform the quality of human existence. More than that, we believed that our Quranic heritage gave us the responsibility, as good stewards of the Divine creation, to shape and reshape our earthly environment in the service of humankind.

In all this work, we were fortunate to be joined by a wonderful array of friends. It is heartwarming to think back on the contributions of so many people in so many places: architects, philosophers, artists, historians, and other professionals, from diverse faiths and cultures, who helped to shape and reshape our thinking. Their influence has been felt not only by professional architects and their clients, but also by an expanding array of participants; government officials and grant-makers, urban planners and village leaders, educators and researchers, engineers and financiers, and builders large and small. Also, many of them have contributed outside their own cultures, in order to help us rebuild our own.

Since the Award was presented in 1980 for the first time, successive Steering Committees have identified the pertinent issues of their time, and independent Master Juries have recognised exceptional achievements reflecting these concerns. The 2013 Steering Committee and this year’s Jury have continued in this great tradition.

Among the themes that have helped define this cycle is the concept of: “restoration” - interpreted as the revitalisation and re-adaptation of tradition. Another is the pursuit of design excellence in low-budget settings. Another key word is “infrastructure”, where imaginative rebuilding is a pressing public priority. And yet another important concept has been the “integration” of fragmented environments, urban and rural. And finally, community participation, an essential component for success.

In this respect, I would note that the world will soon reach a tipping point, where a majority of the world’s population for the first time will live in urban rather than rural environments. And so we must ask ourselves some searching questions: how, for example, can depopulated rural areas provide sufficient food and water to support dense urban agglomerations? And how can we best transform sprawling, impoverished human encampments into city neighborhoods that enhance the quality of human life?

Interestingly, we have had and we have seen in our own urban restoration programmes, the potential for bridging the urban-rural divide, for reintroducing something of the rural into the heart of the city. Parks and other open spaces, new and restored, can revive something of the balance between human construction and natural space. And they are astonishingly popular, with people of all economic backgrounds, and with people of all ages.

In these, as in so many other cases, it is amazing, and deeply humbling to see what a difference the built environment can make, in enhancing the everyday moments of everyday life.

The tasks are enormous. And these tasks must become our tasks. I have noticed, for example, that a significant number of the world’s new bleak and spreading cityscapes are in the Muslim world.

The pace of change is accelerating in our world and it is critical that the Architectural Award should continue to be positioned at the cutting edge of change. The future will bring an ever-demanding set of new challenges, such as global urbanisation. My hope is that the Award will always be responsive to the challenge of change.

Let me conclude by expressing my warmest congratulations to those who have been recognised by the Jury this evening, and by saluting those who have shaped this Award, over the past 36 years, and in this, its twelfth cycle. And finally, I am pleased again to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you for joining us at this presentation ceremony, and for sharing it with us, in a true spirit of “world awareness”.
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Iran, W. Bank projects among winners of Aga Khan awards

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Updated 2013-09-08 07:07:26

THE AGA Khan Awards for Architecture were presented by Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva at Lisbon’s Castle of Sao Jorge on Friday night, according to a press release.

The five projects which won the awards were: the Salam Centre for cardiac surgery in Khartoum, Sudan; revitalisation of the historic centre of Birzeit, in Israeli-occupied West Bank; Morocco’s Rabat-Salé urban infrastructure project; rehabilitation of a bazaar in Tabriz, Iran; and a Muslim cemetery in Altach, Austria.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established in 1977 and is given out every three years. It considers all types of building projects that have an impact on today’s built environment _ from modest, small-scale projects to large complexes.

The list ranges from innovative mud and bamboo schools to state of the art “green” buildings that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.


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From http: //www. bbc. co. uk/news/world-24047895


5 architectural projects get this year's Aga Khan Award

13 September 2013

An Islamic cemetery in Austria and a health centre in Sudan are among several projects to win the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

The winning designs received a million dollar prize presented at an official ceremony in Portugal.

Since the award was launched 36 years ago, over 100 projects have received the prize for demonstrating architectural excellence and improving the overall quality of life in their regions.

Sylvia Smith reports from Lisbon.
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From: ARCHITECT 2013
Posted on: September 13, 2013
Awards

Across Islamic World, Five Projects Take 2013 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture

This year's five winning projects represent leaders in architecture geared to Muslim community development.

By
Sara Johnson

The five winners of this year's Aga Khan Award for Architecture awards were announced last week. Founded in 1977, the awards are given out every three years to projects that exemplify community-building in locales with large Muslim constituencies.

This year's projects span continents (Africa, Asia, and Europe) and function. The winning projects are:

An Islamic cemetery in Altach, Austria by Bernardo Bader Architects (Dombirn, Austria). Completed in 2011, the cemetery serves the state of Vorarlberg, where eight percent of the population is Muslim, and allows these people to be buried in Austria with Muslim burial rituals.

Islamic cemetery, by Bernardo Bader Architects. Entrance elevation. Altach, Austria.

Credit: Adolf Bereuter

Two of the winning projects are located in northern Africa. The 63-bed Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery (Studio Tamassociati of Venice, Italy) is located in Khartoum, Sudan. The center also features housing for hospital staff built from containers used to move construction materials.

Credit: Raul Pantaleo

Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery, by Studio Tamassociati. Cafeteria terrace. Khartoum, Sudan.

Credit: Raul Pantaleo

The continent's second winning project is in Rabat, Morocco. Marc Mimram Architecture (Paris, France) was the architect of the 2011 Rabat-Salé Urban Infrastructure Project, consisting of the Hassan II Bridge and related infrastructure, which links Rabat and Salé.

Hassan II Bridge, by Marc Mimram Architecture. General view of the bridge. Rabat and Salé, Morocco.

Credit: Marc Mimram

The remaining winning projects are located in Asia. ICHTO East Azerbaijan Office (Tabriz, Iran) has been working to renovate and update Iran's Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex.

The Tabriz Bazaar renovation, by ICHTQ East Azerbaijan Office. Detail of brick vaults. Tabriz, Iran.

Credit: Amir Anoushfar

In Palestine, the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation (Ramallah, Palestine) is working to revitalize the Birzeit Historic Centre.

Birzeit historic center revitalization, by Riwaq. Birzeit University guest house after renovation. Birzeit, Palestine.

Credit: Riwaq

Spread across the five winning projects, the contest carries a one million dollar prize, although the Master Jury of the contest can award that money to any party involved in the project, such as the locale or client.
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Quality Design for Health Care Facilities in Emerging Countries. Case studies in Africa Symposium

A symposium will be held in Reggio Emilia on October 23 - 24 2015 focusing on good architecture in difficult places, focusing on an example of best practice: Salam Heart Surgery Centre, operated by the NGO Emergency, designed by TAMassociati and built in Khartoum, Sudan, winner of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

International experts in a variety of fields, not only architects, will be meeting in Reggio Emilia on October 23-24 2015 for a symposium on Quality Design for Health Care Facilities in Emerging Countries. Case studies in Africa.

The symposium, presented by Luca Molinari, is organised by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the City of Reggio Emilia with the support of Fondazione E*35, EMERGENCY, TAMassociati and the Order of Architects of the Province of Reggio Emilia to present architectural projects for treatment, education and hospitality in Africa.
Despite the difficulties involved in working in areas often marred by conflict and poverty, these projects are examples of best practice: quality architecture which demonstrates respect for its surroundings and users, and above all promotes human rights, restoring the discipline’s important role in society.
The starting point for the seminar is Emergency’s Salam Heart Surgery Centre designed by TAMassociati and built in Khartoum, Sudan, winner of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

http://www.floornature.com/overview-architecture-news/news-quality-design-for-health-care-facilities-in-emerging-countries-case-studies-in-africa-symposium-11050/
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The exhibition of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture opens in Algiers

Translated via Google – December 5, 2015: ALGIERS – The exhibition “Architecture, that’s life” opened Saturday at the Palace of Culture in Algiers as part of the 12th edition of the prize Aga Khan architecture.

This edition puts into perspective shortlisted 20 projects in 15 countries for the 2011-2013 cycle of the Award.

This exhibition, which is spread over two days, will allow visitors to discover and Algerian architectural heritage and modern architectural projects of different Muslim civilizations throughout the world, including the five winning projects in the 2013 edition, like the Tabriz bazaar rehabilitation project in Iran and the Muslim cemetery in Austria Altach.

Source: Algeria Press Service
https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/the-exhibition-of-the-aga-khan-award-for-architecture-opens-in-algiers/

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture: The role and value of Algerian heritage in the Muslim world

"Algeria is an open country that needs to be studied in depth architecturally. This is an opportunity for our experts to find out where our architecture is located in the context of sustainable development ", said yesterday the Minister of Culture, Mr. Azzedine Mihoubi chairing the twelfth session of the 10th Aga Khan Award for Architecture housed Algeria for the first time.




06-12-2015 - via Google translate: A two-day event held at the palace of Moufdi-Zakaria culture. An exhibition entitled "Architecture, that's life" that put in perspective shortlisted 20 projects in 15 countries for the 2011-2013 cycle of the Award, is also organized.

This event jointly established between the Ministries of Culture, Housing and the Aga Khan Foundation, distinguished himself for his first day by holding a large conference devoted to the theme of universal cultural heritage.Through this meeting the experiences of several countries in this field were presented.

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AKAA Exhibition “Architecture is Life” featured at EUROPALIA focus on Turkey

” In the frame of EUROPALIA TURKEY, this prestigious award will present a focus on Turkish architects.”

ARCHITECTURE IS LIFE
AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE

The exhibition showcases the Aga Khan Award for Architecture through the winners and shortlisted projects of the most recent award cycle as well as 14 Turkish winners of the Award, particularly the Award’s interest in building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways and that, through replication, can improve the quality of life. Because architecture has one of the greatest impacts of any human endeavor on the quality of daily life, the exhibition suggests that its impact must be carefully considered. Architecture is Life.

Established in 1977, 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. Projects can be anywhere in the world, but must successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. The exhibition is part of “EUROPALIA focuses on Turkey!”.

EUROPALIA has been organising arts biennales, each focusing on a different guest country, since 1969. Its four-month multidisciplinary programme comprises hundreds of events throughout Belgium and in other European countries.

EUROPALIA enthrals a broad European audience not only with exhibitions, but also the performing arts, music, literature, conferences and film. It turns the spotlight not only on big names, but also on talented newcomers. Heritage plays a significant part, but the contemporary scene is also generously covered; new creations and interaction between artists from the guest country and from Europe receive particular attention.

The informative services offered to the public, with an especial accent on the young, tries to provide insights that avoid Eurocentrism. It stimulates open dialogue between cultures in an atmosphere of trust.

EUROPALIA’s festivals bring about enduring cooperation between artistic partners. The projects travel both in and beyond Europe by means of an international network.

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