The Aga Khan Award with link to interview – Simerg com


Beginning in 1980 and every three years thereafter, I propose to offer a substantial monetary prize to the architect who has completed a building which most successfully embraces the spirit of Muslim architecture – the Aga Khan

The logo of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was designed by Karl Schlamminger, a German Muslim of the Shia tradition. The Name of Allah in Kufic Script, reflecting Itself and repeating Itself, forms the basis of the logo design. Image: Ilm magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3

Click above image for background article as well as  links to the Aga Khan’s 2001/2 interview with Richard Ivy of the Architectural Digest and a slideshow put out by the Digest


“I Wish I’d Been There”

The Aga Khan Award: A Poetic Tribute

Alongside the logo, photos of some of the recipients of the first cycle of awards held at Lahore’s Shalimar Gardens in 1980. Thumbnail photo credit:

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