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:

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



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

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

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

IRAN
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



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


KOSOVO
- Bunateka Libraries, Various Locations (Architect: Bujar Nrecaj Architects)

LEBANON
The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Beirut (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects)



MOROCCO
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) 


NIGERIA

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

QATAR
Doha Tower, Doha (Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel


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




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


SPAIN
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.

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    New Power Station 50

    New Power Station

    Baku / Azerbaijan / 2013

    Micro Yuan'er 79

    Micro Yuan'er

    Beijing / China / 2014

    Superkilen masterplan 232

    Superkilen masterplan

    Copenhagen / Denmark / 2012

    Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge 1

    Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge

    Tehran / Iran / 2014

    house of 40 knots 36

    house of 40 knots

    Teheran / Iran / 2014

    Royal Academy for Nature Conservation 3

    Royal Academy for Nature Conservation

    Ajloun / Jordan / 2014

    The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 39

    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 72

    Casa-Port

    White House / Morocco / 2015

    Makoko Floating School 92

    Makoko Floating School

    Lagos / Nigeria / 2013

    Doha Tower 22

    Doha Tower

    Doha / Qatar / 2010

    King Fahad National Library 63

    King Fahad National Library

    Riyadh / Saudi Arabia / 2013

    THREAD 349

    THREAD

    Sinthian / Senegal / 2015

    Restauración de Torre Nazarí 37

    Restauración de Torre Nazarí

    Huércal-Overa / Spain / 2010

    Public library in Ceuta 43

    Public library in Ceuta

    Ceuta / Spain / 2013