Alhamra Arts Council - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Alhamra Arts Council

Alhamra Arts Council
Location: Lahore, Pakistan (South Asia)
Architect: Nayyar Ali Dada
Client: Lahore Arts Council
Completed: 1992
Site size: 16'730 m²

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Alhamra Arts Council Project Brief

The complex comprises an 800-seat auditorium, a 500-seat theatre, an art gallery, and a music centre, housed in three separate wings; each based on octagonal forms. The structure is built of thick exposed brick and is reminiscent of Mughal forms.

1998 Award Recipients