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9 Winners of Aga Khan Award 2007

 

University of Technology Petronas
(Photo by Foster + Partners, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)

The Aga Khan Award 2007 Winners has been announced early this month and 9 winners has been named including University of Technology Petronas (photo above), Rehabilitation of the Walled City of Nicosia, Samir Kassir Square, Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam, Central Market, Koudougou, Restoration of the Amiriya Complex, Moulmein Rise Residential Tower, Royal Netherlands Embassy, and School in Rudrapur.

Just to remind you, the Award is presented in three year cycles since 1977. It first was initiated by His Highness the Aga Khan aimed to recognize how architecture and the built environment impact Muslim sociaties. As reported by Achitectural Record, according to the jurors for the 2004 – 2007 cycle, “Many of the projects occupied the problematic terrain between traditional homes and diasporic movements, recognizing that Muslim realities have come to be rooted in historical and social circumstances beyond their usual ‘national’ or traditional settings.”


Walled City of Nicosia
(Photo by Dimitri Vattis, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Rehabilitation of the Walled City of Nicosia – Nicosia, Cyprus
by Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Communities

Samir Kassir Square
(Photo by Geraldine Bruneel, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Samir Kassir Square – Beirut, Lebanon
by Vladimir Djurovic

City of Shibam
(Photo by Anne De Henning, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam – Shibam, Yemen
by The government of Yemen, the German Technical Cooperation, and the community of Shibam

Central Market, Koudougou
(Photo by Amir-Massoud Anoushfar, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Central Market, Koudougou – Koudougou, Burkina Faso
by Koudougou Municipality, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and principal architect

Amiriya Complex
(Photo by Anne De Henning, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Restoration of the Amiriya Complex – Rada, Yemen
by Selma Al-Radi and Yahya Al-Nasiri

Moulmein Rise Residential Tower
(Photo by Tim Griffith, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Moulmein Rise Residential Tower – Singapore
by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell, partners of WOHA Architects

Royal Netherlands Embassy
(Photo by Christian Richters, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
Royal Netherlands Embassy – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
by Dick van Gameren, Bjarne Mastenbroek, and ABBA Architects

School in Rudrapur
(Photo by Birol K.S. Inan, Courtesy the Aga Khan Award for Architecture)
School in Rudrapur – Dinajpur, Bangladesh
by Anna Heringer, Eike Roswag, Dipshikha, and local craftsmen and volunteers

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