The 20-strong shortlist of projects competing for the prestigous Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been revealed
The finalists, which include Peter Rich Architects’ WAF 2009 World Building of the Year winner - the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, were selected by a jury that included British architect David Adjaye and 2012 Pritzker Prize-winner Wang Shu.
The £640,000 prize fund will be shared between five or six winners which will announced at a ceremony to be held in Lisbon in September.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
‘Established in 1977, the award is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, urban and regional design, conservation and landscape architecture.
‘Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.
‘The selection process emphasizes architecture that not only provides for people’s physical, social and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural and spiritual expectations.
‘Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in an innovative way, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. The Award is currently in its 12th triennial cycle.’
Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist 2013
- 2A+P/A, IaN+, Mario Cutuli - Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Herat, Afghanistan
- Bernado Bader Architects - Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria
- Trace Architecture Office - Museum of Handcraft Paper, Gaoligong Mountain, China
- Minakshi Jain - Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
- Rumah Asuh/Yori Antar - Preservation of the Mbaru Niang, Wae Rebo Village, Flores Island, Indonesia
- AbCT - Architecture by Collective - Apartment No.1, Mahallat, Iran
- ICHTO East Azerbaijan Office - Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran
- United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA), Nahr el-Bared Reconstruction Commission for Civil Action and Studies (NBRC) - Reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Tripoli, Lebanon
- Marc Mimran Architecture - Hassan II Bridge, Rabat, Morocco
- Groupe 3 Architectes - Mohammed VI Football Academy, Salé, Morocco
- Salima Naji - Preservation of Sacred and Collective Oasis Sites, Guelmim Region, Morocco
- Riwaq - Centre for Architectural Conservation - Revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre, Birzeit, Palestine
- Mass Design Group - Umubano Primary School, Kigali, Rwanda
- Peter Rich Architects - Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Limpopo, South Africa
- Shigeru Ban Architects - Post-Tsunami Housing, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
- Studio Tamassociati - Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, Khartoum, Sudan
- Ateliers Lion Associés, Dagher Hanna & Partners - Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, Damascus, Syria
- Bangkok Project Studio / Boonserm Premthada - Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Nakhon Prathom, Thailand
- WOHA Architects - The Met Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
- Abdullah Al-Hadrami, Sana’a - Thula Fort Restoration, Thula, Yemen
In pictures: Shortlist for 2013 Aga Khan Award revealed