Quiz five: 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.

Click on the one correct answer.

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

The exterior façade of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 shortlisted project Doha Tower, evokes the complexity of the mashrabiyya, while serving as protection from the sun. What is ‘mashrabiyya’?
An Arabian drink
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A small jug
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Window projecting outside, closed with a wooden mesh
Correct. View project gallery: http://wp.me/p1Z38-CRT
Which building is the inspiration of Doha Tower?
Menara Komtar in Malaysia
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Leaning Tower, Italy
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Torre Agbar in Spain
Correct. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5wmF3jDgtg
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 shortlisted project, Ceuta Public Library in Ceuta, Spain is located closest to which North African country?
Libya
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Mauritania
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Why are the aluminum facade panels of the Ceuta library buildings sometimes NOT horizontal?
To help with the simplicity of the design
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To guide the ventilation
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To run parallel with the streets
Correct. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1-qgVFeudQ
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 shortlisted project New Casa-Port Railway Station, Casablanca, Morocco, is a partnership between which two countries?
Spain-Morocco
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Italy-Morocco
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France-Morocco
Correct. Watch video for details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biY36BbWST0
How is light filtered in the new Casa-Port Railway Station?
Through fluorescent lighting
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Via glass ceilings
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By a big mashrabiyya on the Western facade
Correct. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5wmF3jDgtg

Quiz adopted from the following three blog posts.

 

Researched & Compiled by Arif Ali

 

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