Aga Khan Award for Architecture Presentation by Shiraz Allibhai, Deputy Director, Aga Khan Trust for Culture
- 24 October 2016 – Monday, 7:00 pm, Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
- Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
- Free Event, Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
- Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) is unique among architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.
Over the last four decades, AKAA has steadfastly championed the needs and aspirations of human beings within the practice of architecture. The Award is also different because it not only rewards architects but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master craftsmen and engineers who have played important roles in the realization of a project.
The selection process emphasizes architecture that not only provides for people’s physical, social and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural expectations. Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere.
Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world and set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Over the course of the last 39 years, most of the great architects of our time have either won the Award or served on its Master Jury or Steering Committee, from Zaha Hadid to Norman Foster, Charles Correa to Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel.