Shortlist announced for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

by Cecilia Di Marzo
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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:

New Power Station, Baku (Architect: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects)

- Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum)
- Friendship Centre, Gaibandha (Architect: URBANA / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury)

- Micro Yuan'er, Beijing (Architect: ZAO/standardarchitecture/ Zhang Ke)

Superkilen masterplan, Copenhagen (Architect: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group)

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

Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Um Al-Yanabea (Architect: Khammash Architects

- 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) 


Makoko Floating School, Lagos (Architect: NLÉ - Shaping the Architecture of Developing Cities / Kunlé Adeyemi)

Doha Tower, Doha (Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel

King Fahad National Library, Riyadh (Architect: Gerber Architekten International) 

THREAD: Artist Residency and Cultural Center, Sinthian (Architect: Toshiko Mori Architect)

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.

    New Power Station 55

    New Power Station

    Baku / Azerbaijan / 2013

    Micro Yuan'er 77

    Micro Yuan'er

    Beijing / China / 2014

    Superkilen masterplan 237

    Superkilen masterplan

    Copenhagen / Denmark / 2012

    Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge 1

    Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge

    Tehran / Iran / 2014

    house of 40 knots 38

    house of 40 knots

    Teheran / Iran / 2014

    Royal Academy for Nature Conservation 4

    Royal Academy for Nature Conservation

    Ajloun / Jordan / 2014

    The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 38

    The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

    Governatorato di Beirut / Lebanon / 2014

    Guelmim School of Technology 20

    Guelmim School of Technology

    Guelmim / Morocco / 2011

    Casa-Port 73


    White House / Morocco / 2015

    Makoko Floating School 90

    Makoko Floating School

    Lagos / Nigeria / 2013

    Doha Tower 23

    Doha Tower

    Doha / Qatar / 2010

    King Fahad National Library 64

    King Fahad National Library

    Riyadh / Saudi Arabia / 2013

    THREAD 378


    Sinthian / Senegal / 2015

    Restauración de Torre Nazarí 38

    Restauración de Torre Nazarí

    Huércal-Overa / Spain / 2010

    Public library in Ceuta 42

    Public library in Ceuta

    Ceuta / Spain / 2013