2001 Cycle Awards Recipients - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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2001 Cycle Awards Recipients

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The Award Presentation Ceremony was held in Citadel of Aleppo, Syria

Aït IktelAït Iktel
Location: Abadou, Morocco (North Africa)
Architect: Ali Amahan
Completed: 1995
Site size: 1'500'000 m²
Aït Iktel Project Brief
A community-based, self-sustaining project aimed at providing basic services to the village population, as well as allowing them to increase revenue. This involved the creation of a communal bank, a medical dispensary, a training/information centre, and informal schools and libraries, and improvement of infrastructure. (Find out more)

Location: Tehran, Iran (Central Asia)
Architect: Baft-e-Shahr Consulting Architects and Urban Planners
Completed: 1997
Bagh-e-Ferdowsi Project Brief
The 30-hectare park is set in a series of steep, south-facing natural gullies leading to the higher slopes of the Alborz Mountains outside Tehran. It features stone-paved paths and steps that rise up the hill, with areas for sitting, refreshment and entertainment. (Find out more)

Datai HotelDatai Hotel
Location: Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia (South-East Asia)
Architect: Kerry Hill Architects, Akitek Jururancang Sdn Bhd
Completed: 1993
Site size: 80'000 m²
Datai Hotel Project Brief
A five-star resort hotel built within a lush rain forest and situated on a ridge set back from the sea. The hotel contains 124 guest modules of which 40 are free-standing villas and 84 are connected rooms and suites arranged around formal pools and linked by open walkways. Local materials such as Balau timber, Belian wood shingles, and Langkawi stone and marble were used in construction. (Find out more)

Kahere Poultry Farming SchoolKahere Poultry Farming School
Location: Koliagbe, Guinea (West Africa)
Architect: Heikkinen-Komonen Architects
Completed: 2000
Site size: 3'800 m²
Kahere Poultry Farming School Project Brief
A training centre for poultry farmers, divided into three buildings made of stabilised earth bricks. A classroom for twelve students and a teacher's office, student's dormitory and a teacher's house are grouped around a square courtyard to create an educational community. (Find out more)

New Life for Old StructuresNew Life for Old Structures
Location: Iran various locations, Iran (Central Asia)
Architect: Urban Development & Revitalization Corporation, Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization
Completed: 1995
New Life for Old Structures Project Brief
The project involves the restoration and adaptive re-use of historic residences for public use with the aim to promote restoration as an economic means of urban renewal and revitalisation while preserving cultural identity. (Find out more)

Nubian MuseumNubian Museum
Location: Aswan, Egypt (North Africa)
Architect: Mahmoud El-Hakim
Completed: 1997
Site size: 50'000 m²
Nubian Museum Project Brief
A two-storey museum constructed of local stone and located on top of a rocky hill. The plan and expression derive from ancient temples, fortresses, and the domestic architectural vocabulary of the region. (Find out more)

Olbia Social CentreOlbia Social Centre
Location: Antalya, Turkey (Asia)
Architect: Cengiz Bektas
Completed: 1999
Site size: 12'000 m²
Olbia Social Centre Project Brief
The layout follows the notion of a curved road with built elements on both sides to contain bookstores, take-away food shops, student clubs, a video shop, a cinema, and a museum, and leading to a 1'200 seat amphitheatre. A water channel flows along the road and links two wider spaces, between which stands a clock-tower. (Find out more)

SOS ChildrenSOS Children's Village
Location: Aqaba, Jordan (West Asia)
Architect: Jafar Tukan & Partners
Completed: 1991
Site size: 20'000 m²
SOS Children's Village Project Brief
An orphanage designed as a cluster of two-storey buildings containing nine family houses, a kindergarten, an administration building, staff housing, a sports hall, and a service block. The structures are arranged to form shaded courtyards accessible through vaulted archways. The buildings are constructed of reinforced concrete frames and infill of granite stones. (Find out more)

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