The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
This year’s BERKELEY PRIZE is dedicated to one of the world’s most prestigious architectural awards program, the international Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Established to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence, the awards program has helped reveal an architecture of humanism that transcends religion, race, or nationality.
The Aga Khan Award selection process is unique in that it emphasizes a universal, social architecture that not only provides for people’s physical and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural and spiritual expectations. The selected projects are, as a result, models for students and practitioners throughout the world who aspire to do innovative design that has social significance.