Quiz three: 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 # 3: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016

Children’s library of Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlisted project Micro Yuan’er, is built of which material?
Concrete
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Steel
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Chinese Hutongs are a lane or small streets, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities. The word Hutong is of which origin?
Indian
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Indonesian
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Mongolian
Correct. Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. It originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). Read more here: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing/hutong/
What is the ultimate purpose behind building Micro Yuan’er project in Beijing?
It is to rehabilitate the local population with proper housing
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To build and renovate the alleyways and roads
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Modern development is threatening the old part of the city. The project is to renew and renovate the dwellings of local communities
Correct. Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. It originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7oLaXpcE8E
In which century, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlisted project’s original Manouchehri House was built?
16th century
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18th century
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19th century
Iranian Architect, Ostad Akbar Helli has restored how many historical houses in Iran?
More than 500
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70
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More than 100
Correct. Watch this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMnDIpU-6Mg
Who is Saba Manouchehri Kashani?
Architect
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Interior Designer
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House owner
Correct. She is a Manouchehri house owner. Click here for more information: http://www.manouchehrihouse.com/en/manouchehri-house
When was the Aga Khan Award for the Architecture 2016 shortlisted project King Fahad National Library completed?
December 2013
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September 2001
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November 2013
Correct. It was completed and went into use for its intended purpose in November 2013.
Which geometrical shape of the new building surrounds the old building of the King Fahad National Library?
The hexagon shape
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The trapezoid shape
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The cuboid shape
Correct. The cuboid shape of the new building surrounds the old 1980s library building on all sides, thus giving the National Library a new appearance in the cityscape. Click here for more information: http://www.akdn.org/architecture/project/king-fahad-national-library
How did Gerber Architekten International reused the dome of the old King Fahad library building, after encasing the old structure into the new building?
Replaced it with the flat roof
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Opened it up for sunlight
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Reconstructed it in steel and glass
Correct. Its dome has been reconstructed in steel and glass to bring in daylight. The former roof of the existing building now provides a well-lit reading landscape.

Quiz adopted from the following three blog posts.



 

Researched & Compiled by Arif Ali

 

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