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Submission Procedures

Identification and Nomination
The Award encourages and accepts recommendations for projects to be considered from all possible sources. All interested persons can submit projects for the Award by completing a simple form that is available from the Award Office ( or by completing the on-line form available below:

Project Submission Form (English, PDF, 653 KB)
Formulaire de présentation du Projet (Français, PDF, 629 KB)

These PDF forms should be filled out and sent by email to Should electronic means not be available, please fax the form to (41 22) 909 7292.

The form can also be posted to tthe following address:
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
P.O. Box 2049
1211 Geneva 2

All projects must meet the eligibility criteria established for the current Award cycle. As noted above, architects and others associated with projects are welcome to recommend their own works.

A parallel programme called “Nomination” is conducted by the Award Office and draws on the suggestions provided by a network of dedicated contacts that includes architects, professionals, scholars and others who are familiar with current architectural developments in Muslim societies.

The architects of projects enrolled through the nomination programme receive an Award documentation package that describes the standardized presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, structural integrity and ongoing maintenance, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context.

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