Quiz two: Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) 2016

Take this short quiz and see how much you know about this year’s nominated projects of the prestigious Aga Khan Awards for Architecture.

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Quiz # 2: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016

Shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016, the Royal Academy for Nature Conservation in Jordan serves dual functionality. What are those two functionalities?
A bridge and the tourist center
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An oasis and a rest stop
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An environmental academy and restaurant/craft-shop
Correct. The Academy Building has a double folded functionality: from one side it is an environmental academy that presents nature-oriented educational programs, on the other, it is a high-end restaurant and a craft shop that finance the academic program of the project. Read more here: http://www.khammash.com/projects/royal-academy-nature-conservation

Who laid the foundation stone of Royal Academy for Nature Conservation?
Architect Ammar Khammash
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HRH Crown Prince Hussein
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His Majesty King Abdullah II
Correct. His Majesty King Abdullah II laid the foun­dation stone of a specialized Academy for training on the protection of nature and sustainable development near Ajloun Forest Reserve in 2010. Read more here: http://www.rscn.org.jo/royal-academy-nature-conservation

In addition to the concrete, what other local material was used extensively as the structural element at several locations of Royal Academy for Nature Conservation?
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Aljouni lime stone
Correct. In addition to cast-in-place reinforced concrete, Aljouni lime stone is used as both an architectural finish and a structural element at several locations. Read more here: http://www.akdn.org/architecture/project/royal-academy-nature-conservation

Which materials reflect the industrial spirit of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 nominated New Power Station building of Baku, Azerbaijan?
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Zinc and wood
Correct. The use of zinc and wood for the large sloped roof and the façade helped the building revive the industrial spirit of the site. Read more here: http://www.akdn.org/architecture/project/new-power-station

Who is the architect of New Power Station building of Baku, Azerbaijan?
Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
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Selçuk Avcı Architects
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Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Correct. Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects are based in Turkey. Read more here http://www.ecarch.com/profile/

What was the original idea and plan for the old power station building of Baku, Azerbaijan?
To demolish and turn it into a park
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Renovate and build a new power station
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Renovate and turn it into a recreational building
Correct. The original plan asked the architects to transform the old, late-19th century power station building into an event hall. The architects proposed designing a new building just across the old one, and use the old one as a scenery. Watch the video for more details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxTEdSpYa0

What has been the main achievement of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s shortlisted project of Restoration of Nasrid Tower in Spain?
To make the tower accessible, and encompassed the repair and restoration of the original building
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To preserve as much as possible of the original materials
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To transform a derelict building into a symbol of the village and its past

Who is the project architect for the restoration of Nasirid Tower?
Santiago Architect
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Rafael Moneo Architect
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Castillo Miras Architect
Correct. Click here for more details http://www.castillomiras.es/en/estudio.html

Nasirid Tower was originally built for?
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King’s residence
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Military defense
Correct. The tower was originally built by the Arab kingdom of Nasirids during their rule in Spain when their territories were being reduced to the southern Andalusia region. Click here for more details http://www.designboom.com/architecture/castillo-miras-arquitectos-nazari-tower-restoration-in-huercal-overa/


Quiz adopted from the following three blog posts.


Researched & Compiled by Arif Ali


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