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Short List / Aga Kahn Award for Architecture

As far as background on the award: the prizes within a cycle total to US$500,000, constituting the largest architectural award in the world; there have been 10 cycles of awards since the founding of the ARAA in 1977; documentation has been compiled on over 7500 building projects located throughout the world; and, so far, over 90 projects have received awards including the Institute du Monde Arabe (4th cycle) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (9th cycle).  Although the projects are situated around the world, the award is aimed at societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.

We will keep you posted on the finalists, but in the mean time, check out some of the projects that made the short list here.

Cite:Karen Cilento. "Short List / Aga Kahn Award for Architecture " 27 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/61949/short-list-aga-kahn-award-for-architecture/>