2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners


Video Courtesy of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

– Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Marina Tabassum Architects

A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light.

– Friendship Centre, Gaibandha, Bangladesh / Kashef Chowdhury + URBANA

A community centre which makes a virtue of an area susceptible to flooding in rural Bangladesh.

– Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre, Beijing, China / ZAO/standardarchitecture, Zhang Ke

A children’s library selected for its embodiment of contemporary life in the traditional courtyard residences of Beijing’s Hutongs.

– Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG + Topotek 1 + Superflex

A public space promoting integration across lines of ethnicity, religion and culture.

– Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran, Iran / Diba Tensile Architecture, Leila Araghian + Alireza Behzadi

A multi-level bridge spanning a busy motorway has created a dynamic new urban space.

– Issam Fares Institute, Beirut, Lebanon / Zaha Hadid Architects

A new building for the American University of Beirut’s campus, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context.


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