Aga Khan Award for Style introduces Guiding Committee for 2022 Award

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Geneva, Switzerland, 18 March 2021– The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has actually announced the participants of the Guiding Board for the 2020-2022 cycle.

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The Steering Board is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. The other members of the Guiding Committee are:

– Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Manama.
– Emre Arolat, Creator, EAA- Emre Arolat Architecture, Istanbul.
– Meisa Batayneh, Principal Designer, Owner, maisam architects and also engineers, Amman.
– Sir David Chipperfield, Principal, David Chipperfield Architects, London.
– Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Supervisor, Institute of African Researches, Columbia University, New York City.
– Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Modern Technology, Cambridge.
– Marina Tabassum, Principal, Marina Tabassum Architects, Dhaka.
– Sarah M. Whiting, Dean, Grad Institution of Style, Harvard College, Cambridge.

Farrokh Derakhshani is the Supervisor of the Award. For more information regarding the Guiding Committee, consisting of bios, please see the 2022 Guiding Committee page.The Steering Board is the governing body of the Honor. Possibly one of its essential tasks is to pick an independent Master Jury which, subsequently, selects the award receivers from the nominated tasks. It is also in charge of establishing the qualification standards for project elections, providing thematic instructions to the Honor, and also establishing plans for its cyclical as well as long-lasting future.

Established in 1977, the Aga Khan Honor for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of quality in design, preparing practices, historic preservation and also landscape design. The Honor looks for jobs that stand for the widest possible variety of architectural treatments, with interest provided to building schemes that make use of neighborhood sources as well as appropriate modern technology in ingenious means, as well as those that are likely to inspire comparable efforts in other places. Tasks can be throughout the globe however has to successfully attend to the needs and also goals of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. Over 9000 projects have been recorded.

Events to reveal the winning tasks and mark the close of each triennial cycle are constantly kept in settings selected for their architectural and cultural relevance to the Muslim world. Previous venues for Award events encompass a number of one of the most renowned building accomplishments, including Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (1980 ), Topkapi Royal Residence in Istanbul (1983 ), the Alhambra in Granada (1998 ), Emperor Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi (2004 ), and also the Kazan Kremlin in the Russian Federation (2019 ).
The Aga Khan Honor for Style has a reward fund of US$ 1,000,000. The rigor of its election and also selection process has actually made it, in the eyes of numerous viewers, one of the world’s essential building rewards.

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