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Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, ".. an architectural prize established by Aga Khan IV in 1977. It aims to identify and reward architectural concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of Islamic societies in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community development and improvement, restoration, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment." (wiki)

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Connected Sites

  • Bukhara: Restoration of Bukhara Old City (Bukhara, Uzbekistan)(1995)
  • Damascus: Azem Palace (1983)
  • Kairouan: Kairouan Conservation Programme (Kairouan, Tunisia) (1992)
  • Mostar: Conservation of Mostar Old Town, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1986)
  • Old City of Jerusalem: Restoration of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Noble Sanctuary, Jerusalem (1986)
  • Sana'a: Conservation of Old San'a' (San'a', Yemen) (1995)
  • Shibam: Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam, Yemen (2007)
  • Tabriz Bazaar: Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran (2013)


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