Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 Selects 20 Shortlisted Projects from 16 Countries

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 Selects 20 Shortlisted Projects from 16 Countries

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) has announced its 20 shortlisted projects for the 2022 award cycle. Competing for the US$ 1 million prize, one of the largest rewards in architecture, the 20 architectural developments located in 16 different countries, were selected by a Master Jury from a pool of 463 projects nominated for the 15th Award Cycle (2020-2022). The jury, among which are Anne Lacaton, Francis Kéré, Nader Tehrani, and Amale Andraos, will meet again this summer to examine the on-site reviews and determine the final recipients of the Award.

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Launched 45 years ago, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has recognized so far 121 projects, while nearly 10,000 building projects have been documented. Established in 1977 by the Aga Khan, the prize seeks to “identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence”.

For the 2022 Award cycle, the projects eligible for consideration had to be completed between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2021 and should have been in use for at least one year. To learn more about the shortlisted entries, from 2 June to 30 June, photos of the 20 selected projects will go on display in an exhibition part of the King’s Cross Outdoor Art Project, in London, in time for the London Architecture Festival.


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Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Image Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Bahrain

Rehabilitation of Manama Post Office, Manama, Bahrain, by Studio Anne Holtrop

Built in 1937, the Post Office was rehabilitated to its original form and role as a functioning post office and added a new wing to the existing building. 

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Rehabilitation of the Manama Post Office by Studio Anne Holtrop. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Maxime Delvaux

Bangladesh

Community Spaces in Rohingya Refugee Response, Teknaf, Bangladesh, by Rizvi Hassan, Khwaja Fatmi, Saad Ben Mostafa

Sustainably built structures in the world’s largest refugee camps, which occurred collaboratively in the field without drawings or models.

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Community Spaces in Rohingya Refugee Response by Rizvi Hassan, Khwaja Fatma, Saad Ben Mostafa. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman

Urban River Spaces, Jhenaidah, Bangladesh, by Co.Creation.Architects / Khondaker Hasibul Kabir

A community-driven project providing public spaces in a riverine city with 250,000 residents, offering walkways, gardens and cultural facilities, as well as environmental efforts to increase biodiversity along the river.

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Urban River Spaces by Co.Creation Architects / Khondaker Hasibul Kabir. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Asif Salman

Cape Verde

Outros Bairros Rehabilitation Programme, Mindelo, Cape Verde, by OUTROS BAIRROS / Nuno Flores

An urban rehabilitation and redesign of a public space allowed residents to execute works in their own neighbourhoods and enhance their sense of belonging.

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Outros Bairros Rehabilitation Programme by OUTROS BAIRROS / Nuno Flores. Image © Nuno Flores

India

Lilavati Lalbhai Library at CEPT University, in Ahmedabad, India, by RMA architects / Rahul Mehrotra & Nondita Correa

The library, a living case study of passive climate mitigation strategies, integrates seamlessly into the existing campus while forging its own distinct identity.

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Lilavati Lalbhai Library at CEPT University by RMA Architects / Rahul Mehrotra. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Dinesh Mehta

Indonesia

Blimbingsari Airport, Banyuwangi, Indonesia, by andramatin

Serving more than 1,100 domestic passengers per day, the airport’s roofs indicate a clear division between departure and arrival halls.

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Blimbingsari Airport by andramatin. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo

Expandable House, Batam, Indonesia, by ETH Zurich / Stephen Cairns with Miya Irawati, Azwan Aziz, Dioguna Putra and Sumiadi Rahman

This new sustainable dwelling prototype is designed to be flexibly configured around its residents’ (often) precarious resources over time.

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Expandable House by ETH Zurich / Stephen Cairns with Miya Irawati, Azwan Aziz, Dioguna Putra and Sumiadi Rahman. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Mario Wibowo

Iran

Aban House, Isfahan, Iran, by USE Studio / Mohammad Arab, Mina Moeineddini

On a narrow rectangular site in Isfahan’s historic centre, the three-storey house is arranged around three open courtyards.

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Aban House by USE Studio / Mohammad Arab, Mina Moeineddini. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio

Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran, by ASA North / Ahmadreza Schricker

Distinct materials differentiate new additions from the brick-built historic fabric in this contemporary art museum housed in an abandoned 100-year-old brewery.

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Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Centre by ASA North / Ahmadreza Schricker. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio

Jadgal Elementary School, Seyyed Bar, Iran, by DAAZ Office / Arash Aliabadi

An elementary school, managed by villagers and teachers and funded by tourism and needlework from local women, is a sustainable development centre for surrounding areas.

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Jadgal Elementary School by DAAZ Office / Arash Aliabadi. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Deed Studio

Lebanon

Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House, Tripoli, Lebanon, by East Architecture Studio

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer but abandoned when civil war erupted in 1975, the guest house has been transformed into a design platform and production facility for the local wood industry.

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Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House by East Architecture Studio / Nicolas Fayad, Charles Kettaneh. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden

Kuwait

Wafra Wind Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait, by AGi Architects

The 13-storey building conceived as a wind tower features a central, vertical courtyard that provides natural ventilation to each apartment unit.

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Wafra Wind Tower by AGi Architects / Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden

Morocco

Issy Valley Improvement, Ait Mansour, Morocco, by Salima Naji

While improving the palm orchards and water reservoirs, trails and facilities for tourists were also upgraded in the first phase of a larger project for the valley.

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Issy Valley Improvement by Salima Naji. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amine Houari

Niger

Niamey 2000, Niamey, Niger, by united4design / Yasaman Esmaili, Elizabeth Golden, Mariam Kamara, Philip Straeter

As a response to a housing shortage amid rapid urban expansion, this prototype housing of six family units seeks to increase density while remaining culturally appropriate.

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Niamey 2000 by united4design / Mariam Kamara, Yasaman Esmaili, Elizabeth Golden, Philip Straeter. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi

Palestine

Tulkarm Courthouse, Tulkarm, Palestine, by AAU Anastas

Featuring two buildings, one for administration and the other containing 10 courtrooms, the Courthouse is anchored to its urban context by a public space.

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Tulkarm Courthouse by AAU Anastas. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden

Senegal

CEM Kamanar Secondary School, Ziguinchor, Senegal, by Dawoffice

For this secondary school, volunteers, using local techniques, produced vault modules from clay which (with lattices) act as evaporating coolers.

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CEM Kamanar Secondary School by Dawoffice / David García. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Amir Anoushfar

Sri Lanka

Lanka Learning Centre, Parangiyamadu, Sri Lanka, by feat.collective / Noemi Thiele, Felix Lupatsch, Valentin Ott and Felix Yaparsidi

A multifunctional cultural centre and adult school where locals learn craftsmanship creates a multi-ethnic meeting point.

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Lanka Learning Centre by feat.collective / Noemi Thiele, Felix Lupatsch, Valentin Ott and Felix Yaparsidi. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Nipun Prabhakar

Tunisia

Le Jardin d'Afrique, Zarzis, Tunisia, by Rachid Koraïchi

An ecumenical cemetery provides a sanctuary and dignified place of final repose for the hundreds of unburied bodies that had been washing ashore.

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Le Jardin d'Afrique by Artist Rachid Koraïchi. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden

Turkey

Rehabilitation of Tarsus Old Ginnery, Tarsus, Turkey, by Sayka Construction Architecture Engineering Consultancy

Adaptive reuse of an abandoned 19th century ginnery allows the operation of a contemporary centre for archaeological research and public engagement.

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Rehabilitation of Tarsus Old Ginnery by Sayka Construction Architecture Engineering Consultancy. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden

United Arab Emirates

Flying Saucer Rehabilitation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, by SpaceContinuum Design Studio / Mona El Mousfy

The Flying Saucer, a 1978 Brutalist-style building that was fully restored as a community art space, contributes to Sharjah’s collective cultural memory.

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Flying Saucer Rehabilitation by SpaceContinuum Design Studio / Mona El Mousfy. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Danko Stjepanovic

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Rehabilitation of the Manama Post Office by Studio Anne Holtrop. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Maxime Delvaux

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