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. It has had 12 cycles and the ongoing 13th cycle, the 2014 – 2016 award cycle. 348 projects where nominated for the 13th cycle out of which 19 where shortlisted by the master juror Arc. Suad Amiry. Of the 19 shortlisted is the Makoko floating school in Lagos by architecture studio NLÉ founded by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi.
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