This week, the 2014-2016 Award cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) announced 6 winners, from the 19 selected projects, out of 348 nominations, by independent Master Jury. Take this last of the short quiz and see how much you know about the selected projects. See links below to play earlier quizzes in the series.
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The shortlisted project of AKAA 2016, how many “Bunateka” (libraries) have so far been built by architect Bujar Nrecaj?
Why are the traditionally perceived religious elements of mosques missing from the shortlisted project of AKAA 2016 Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka, Bangladesh?
Because government did not allow the traditional elements to be built on the site
Because the architect could not conceive the traditional elements in the limited space of the site
Because the traditional elements were constructed during different times of history for different reasons
Correct. The traditionally perceived elements of minarets and domes were very much rooted in the history. The mosque architecture historically has been generated from house form. It was a room where people would congregate to pray. Also not just prayer, during Prophet’s (pbuh) time, various social, political issues and disputes were settled there. At that time the mosque did not have these elements. The minarets and the domes, were introduced in different times for different reasons. Click here to read http://www.thedailystar.net/wide-angle/marina-tabassum-architect-search-roots-1240831
In order to build the low budget apartment building, whom did the architect of the shortlisted project of AKAA 2016, 40 Knots House, in Tehran, Iran, hired to do the job?
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Correct. In order to reduce costs in the construction, unskilled workers who were unable to read technical drawings, were employed instead of master craftsmen. All the construction data was transformed into simple instructions to be recited by the supervisor during every fixing, resulting in a protruding irregular geometry, designed brick by brick, a system invented by watching carpet weavers in traditional workshops.Read more here: http://wp.me/p1Z38-_EbT
How many people can the floating structure of Makoko School in Lagos, Nigeria – the shortlisted project of AKAA 2016 – able to hold?
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Correct. The watercraft structure has the capacity to safely support up to one hundred adults, even in extreme weather condition. Read more here: http://wp.me/p1Z38-CUo
Quiz adopted from the following four blog posts.
Researched & Compiled by Arif Ali
All quizzes in the series:
All 19 Shortlisted Projects