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  • Leila Araghian, architect of the Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, receiving the Aga Khan Award for Architecture from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Award Ceremony

Al-Ain, UAE, 6 November 2016 – The recipients of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were honoured at a ceremony at the Al Jahili fort in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, 6 November 2016.  The six winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on 3 October at a press conference held in the United Arab Emirates. The recipient projects — which are in Bangladesh, China, Denmark, Iran, and Lebanon —  offer creative responses to contemporary issues such as climate change, connectivity between people, and the challenge of adapting to new contexts. This ceremony is the culmination of the 13th cycle of the Award, which His Highness the Aga Khan established in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully addressed the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence. Over the past 39 years, prizes have been given to 116 projects across the world, from France to China.