Take this short quiz and see how much you know about this year’s nominated projects of the prestigious Aga Khan Awards for Architecture.
Click on the one correct answer.
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
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
HRH Crown Prince Hussein
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His Majesty King Abdullah II
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?
Which materials reflect the industrial spirit of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 nominated New Power Station building of Baku, Azerbaijan?
Who is the architect of New Power Station building of Baku, Azerbaijan?
Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
Selçuk Avcı Architects
Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
What was the original idea and plan for the old power station building of Baku, Azerbaijan?
To demolish and turn it into a park
Renovate and build a new power station
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
To preserve as much as possible of the original materials
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?
Rafael Moneo Architect
Nasirid Tower was originally built for?
Quiz adopted from the following three blog posts.
Researched & Compiled by Arif Ali
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