The Ismaili: Aga Khan Award for Architecture concludes with Winners’ Seminar

On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.  The Winners’ Seminar is traditionally held after the Award Ceremony, and provides a platform…

Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, near Bethlehem is a winning projects of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture | The Museum Symbolising resistance to the West Bank’s military occupation

Built to celebrate Palestinian heritage and with a stated aim to ‘foster a culture of dialogue and tolerance’, the museum is a flagship project of Palestine’s largest NGO, with support from nearby Birzeit University. Video on the Museum The site is defined by agricultural terraces formed of dry-stone walls (sanasil) erected by local villagers to…

Kazan,Tatarstan-Russia: Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Presentation Ceremony

“I believe that we all have a responsibility to improve the quality of life whenever and wherever that opportunity arises.  Our commitment to influencing the quality of architecture – intellectually and materially – grows directly out of our commitment to improving the quality of human life.” Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim As-Salam-Alai-Kum, Peace be upon you Your Excellency Mintimer…

From wasteland to environment protection marvel: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Centre makes history | Won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

Kazan, Tatarstan: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Cente — a marvel created out of a wasteland — made history by becoming the first environment protection zone to win the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment Protection Areas Authority (EPAA) received the award from Prince Kareem Aga Khan, the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits historic city of Bolgar in Tatarstan | Visits historic sites, participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony

Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. During his time in Bolgar, Hazar Imam participated in…

Mini-apartment for 100 euros a month | Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing — Deutschland de

Mini-apartment for 100 euros a month Good ideas from Germany: Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing. Image © Georg Moritz – Van Bo Le-Mentzel A bed, table, armchair, toilet and cooking area is all you need to make a 1-room apartment on six-and-a-half square metres and two…

UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results — Archinect com / watch video on Competition Jury Process

The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural  center in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan that would contribute to the country’s gradual process of reconciliation, restoring…