Each Award cycle follows a seven-step process from the identification and submission of projects to the final announcement of the winning projects. Please see the calendar for the timeline of each stage of the Award procedures.
Identification and Nomination
All individuals, organisations and firms are invited to submit projects to be considered for nomination directly to the Award by completing a simple form that is available online at www.akdn.org/architecture, or by sending an email to the Award office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All projects must meet the eligibility criteria established for the 2022 Award cycle. Architects and other team members are welcome to submit their own projects. Projects submitted to the Award are sent to the Award's "nominators", a network of dedicated contacts including architects, professionals, scholars and others who are familiar with current architectural developments. The nominators are responsible for confirming that the submitted projects comply with the Award's eligibility criteria before they are officially nominated for review by the master jury. For a short summary of submissions procedures, please see the Submissions summary.
The identification of projects can also be made by completing the on-line form available below.
This PDF form should be filled out and sent by email to email@example.com. Should electronic means not be available, please fax the form to (41 22) 909 7292.
The form can also be posted to the 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. It 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 standardised 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.