A 2013 update for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture app is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch from the iTunes app store. If you have the app installed, you will be prompted to install the update. Both the app and the update are free. To find the app, simply search for “aga khan” or “architecture prize” in the iTunes search box or visit the iTunes store. The application contains the list of the 2013 short list, as well as detailed documentation, including photos, videos, drawings and descriptions, of the 105 projects that have received the Award to date (through 2010).
Established in 1977, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Award seeks projects that represent the broadest possible range of architectural interventions, with particular attention given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, and those that are likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. Projects can be anywhere in the world, but must successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has a prize fund of US$ 1,000,000. The rigor of its nomination and selection process has made it, in the eyes of many observers, one of the world’s most important architectural prizes. Projects that have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture include the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Central Market of Koudougou, Burkina Faso, and the rehabilitation of the Walled City of Nicosia in Cyprus.
For more information, please visit the iTunes app store.
For more information abou the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, please see: www.akdn.org/architecture
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