2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners

The winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced recently and it is an amazing group. Here are the six chosen projects:

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque by Marina Tabassum
Ventilation and the play of light make this neighbourhood mosque a refuge for spirituality.

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Friendship Centre by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury/Urbana
A rural training centre inspired by one of the country’s oldest urban archaeological sites.

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Hutong Children’s Library & Art Centre by ZAO/standardarchitecture / Zhang Ke
A small-scale project that enriches bonds amongst communities and revives Hutong life.

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs by Zaha Hadid Architects
A new building, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context, “floats” above an exterior courtyard.

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Superkilen by Big-Bjarke Ingels Group, Superflex, and Topotek 1
A public space promoting integration across lines of ethnicity, religion and culture.

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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge by Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, and Alireza Behzadi
Infrastructure that connects two parks has become a popular urban space.

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You can read more about all projects listed in this post at Aga Khan Award for Architecture. All images and text via Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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