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Visiting 2019 Aga Khan Award Laureates

When the winners of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture are announced every three years, the architecture celebrated is arguably the best, most important work found around the world. While the 2022 cycle announcements are imminent, looking back at the six project laureates from 2019 proves to be a fruitful review.

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Sharjah Architecture Triennial Announces "The Beauty of Impermanence" as its 2nd Edition Theme

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Dandaji Daily Market / atelier masōmī. Image © Maurice Ascani

Hoor Al Qasimi, the President of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, and its curator Tosin Oshinowo, have announced the title and theme of the 2023 Triennial as "The Beauty of Impermanence: An Architecture of Adaptability". The theme reflects on the issues of scarcity in the Global South, and how this challenge has created a "culture of re-use, re-appropriation, innovation, collaboration and adaptation". Through these differing modes of practice, the event, which will be inaugurated in November 2023, will explore how people can "reorient global conversations to create a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future".

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BEEAH Headquarters / Zaha Hadid Architects

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A | Residence / IAIA - Idea Art Interior Architects

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Tosin Oshinowo is the Curator of the 2nd Edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial

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Tosin Oshinowo. Image © Spark Creative

Sharjah Architecture Triennial (SAT) announced the appointment of architect Tosin Oshinowo as the curator of its second edition, which will open in 2023. From its inaugural edition of 2018, the triennial established itself as an international platform highlighting the architecture of West and South Asia, as well as the African continent. Oshinowo’s appointment is prompted by the architect’s socially responsive approaches to architecture and her deep knowledge of the African architectural and urban context. Her work reflects SAT’S mission to pursue a multidisciplinary design approach “that fosters an understanding of the broader role of architecture, including its relation to social and environmental issues.”

Mysk Al Badayer Retreat, Desert Camp / Wael Al-Masri Planners & Architects

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  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Alba Tower Aluminum Factory L.L.C, Nabulsi and Co. Contracting LLC-NCC

Adjaye Associates Reveals Design of The Africa Institute in Sharjah, UAE

Adjaye Associates has unveiled the design of The Africa Institute, the first center of its kind dedicated to the advanced study and research of Africa and the African diaspora living in the Arab world. The 31,882-square-meter campus will be built in downtown Sharjah, UAE, and will "introduce an entirely new type of thinking and mission into the global academic arena".

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Turtle Sanctuary at Kalba Mangrove Reserve / Hopkins Architects

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House of Wisdom Library and Cultural Center / Foster + Partners

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Best Unbuilt Architecture: 7 Submitted Proposals Exploring Diverse Programs

Part of ArchDaily’s mission to highlight the best Architecture in the world, we are frequently rounding up unbuilt projects submitted by our readers. In this feature, we are focusing on competition proposals, showcasing a vast variety of functions.

A master plan from Seoul, a park in Bagdad, a chapel in Rwanda and an observation deck in Italy, to name a few, each of the described schemes responds to a different brief and offers a new perspective. With countless daily submissions from all over the world, ArchDaily is seeking to feature the finest projects and ensure a platform for everyone.

The Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre / Hopkins Architects

The Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre / Hopkins Architects - Exterior Photography, Exhibition Center, Coast
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  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Interface, Jotun, Abood Saeed Mubarak, Akinco, Al Rathath Insulation, +12

Foster + Partners Design a House of Wisdom for Judah's Scroll in Sharjah

Foster + Partners has released their design for a library and cultural center alongside The Scroll, a new piece of public art by British sculptor Gerry Judah. Called the House of Wisdom, the project coincides with Sharjah being named this year’s UNESCO World Book Capital. Aiming to be a new cultural quarter in the city, the House of Wisdom was made to establish and retain connections with the outside.

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Al Faya Lodge & Spa / ANARCHITECT

Al Faya Lodge & Spa / ANARCHITECT - Wellness Interiors, Facade
© Fernando Guerra

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Sharjah Architecture Triennial to Open as First Major Platform on Middle Eastern Architecture

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial will open in November 2019 as "the first major platform for dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa and South Asia." Curator Adrian Lahoud has announced the theme of the Triennial as the Rights of Future Generations, aiming to fundamentally challenge traditional ideas about architecture and introduce new ways of thinking that veer from current Western-centric discourse.

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Zaha Hadid Architects' Bee’ah Headquarters Tops Out in UAE

The Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Bee’ah Headquarters has topped out in Sharjah, UAE, as its structural steelwork and centerpiece concrete dome have been put in place.

With a design inspired by the form of sand dunes and oriented to optimize prevailing winds, the complex is striving for the highest standards of renewable energy and sustainable future targets, an appropriate goal for the new headquarters of the UAE's leading integrated environmental & waste management company.

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Foster + Partners to Transform Major Landfill Site Into Sustainable Innovation Hub in Sharjah

Foster + Partners have announced plans for the redevelopment of a major landfill site in Sharjah, UAE, belonging to Bee’ah – the foremost environmental energy and waste management company in the Middle East since 2007. Upon Sharjah reaching its “zero waste to landfill” target by 2020, the site is set for redundancy, sparking a proposed sustainable masterplan as an example of a circular economy and a reflection of Bee’ah’s vision of clean energy and sustainable innovation.

“We believe that this vision, as interpreted through our masterplan, represents a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate just what can be achieved at sites like this which feature in every industrialized nation on the planet,” expressed Giles Robinson, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners. “The project will also serve to further showcase Bee’ah’s waste management center as a place where innovation, environmental best practice, and good design take center stage.”

Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre / X Architects

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  • Architects: X-Architects: X Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2534
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016