Upcoming: Exhibition Opening "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" & AlarganTowell's Inspiring Spaces: Young Architects Forum 2018
(Opening event upon invitation only)
Young Architect's Forum 2018
Presentation and Discussion
"Natural Buildings and their Cultural, Climatic and Traditional Values"
Prof. Eike Roswag Klinge
ZRS Architects, Natural Building Lab / Technical University Berlin
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner
The Aga Khan Award For Architecture Winners and Shortlisted Projects
Venue: German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), EcoHaus
Date: 25th of November 2018
Time: 3pm To 5pm
The exhibition will be on show for the public at GUtech from 26th of November - 13th of December
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence.
The 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 expectations. Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere.
The Award is governed by a steering committee chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. A new committee is constituted each cycle to establish the eligibility criteria for project submissions, provide thematic direction in response to emerging priorities and issues, and to develop plans for the future of the Award. The steering committee is responsible for the selection and appointment of the master jury for each Award cycle, and for the Award’s programme of international seminars, lectures, exhibitions and publications.
The current prize fund totals US$ 1,000,000 and is presented to projects selected by an independent master jury. The Award has completed twelve cycles of activity since 1977, and documentation has been compiled on over 9,000 building projects throughout the world. To date, the master juries have selected 116 projects to receive the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.