The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The projects, which were selected by the Master Jury from amongst 348 projects nominated for the 13th Award cycle, will be competing for US$ 1 million in prize money. They are:
- Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum)
- Friendship Centre, Gaibandha (Architect: URBANA / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury)
- Manouchehri House, Kashan (Architect: Akbar Helli, Shahnaz Nader)
- Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran (Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi)
- house of 40 knots , Tehran (Architect: Habibeh Madjdabadi Architecture Office, Alireza Mashhadimirza)
- Bunateka Libraries, Various Locations (Architect: Bujar Nrecaj Architects)
- The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Beirut (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects)
- Guelmim School of Technology, Guelmim (Architect: Saad El Kabbaj Architecte, Driss Kettani Architecte, Mohamed Amine Siana)
- Casa-Port New Railway Station, Casablanca (Architect: AREP and Groupe 3 Architectes)
- Restauración de Torre Nazarí, Huercal-Overa (Architect: Castillo Miras arquitectos)
- Public library in Ceuta, Ceuta (Architect: PParedes Pedrosa Arquitectos)
The 19 projects are now undergoing rigorous investigations by on-site reviewers – architects, conservation specialists or structural engineers themselves – who visit and evaluate each project first-hand. Their reports are the basis for the Master Jury’s selection of the eventual winners.
For more information, please read the full press release here.