The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced its shortlist for the 2020–22 award cycle. A total of 20 projects from 16 different countries were selected out of 463 nominations to vie for the $1 million prize given triennially to building concepts that address the needs of communities with significant Muslim populations worldwide.
Since being established in 1977, the Award has gone on to honor 121 projects with nearly another 10,000 being documented in its archive. It is one of the biggest monetary awards in the architectural field and this year will be given to one of many deserving candidates selected from a field that includes a prototype from a team affiliated with the ETH Zurich, a renovation of Oscar Niemeyer’s former guest house in Tripoli, a new Palestinian courthouse, and a thoughtful ecumenical cemetery design in Tunisia.
Representations of the shortlisted entries will be on display in an exhibition in King’s Cross, London, from today until the 30th of June to coincide with the London Architecture Festival. The nine-member jury, which includes Amale Andraos, Nader Tehrani, and 2022 Pritzker winner Diébédo Francis Kéré, will meet again this summer for its selective review process before naming a winner.
Scroll down to see each shortlisted design.
Rehabilitation of Manama Post Office | Manama, Bahrain Architect: Studio Anne Holtrop
Community Spaces in Rohingya Refugee Response | Teknaf, Bangladesh Architects: Rizvi Hassan, Khwaja Fatmi, Saad Ben Mostafa
Urban River Spaces | Jhenaidah, Bangladesh Architects: Co.Creation.Architects / Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, Suhailey Farzana
Outros Bairros Rehabilitation Programme | Mindelo, Cape Verde Architect: OUTROS BAIRROS / Nuno Flores
Lilavati Lalbhai Library at CEPT University | Ahmedabad, India Architect: RMA architects / Rahul Mehrotra
Blimbingsari Airport, Banyuwangi | Indonesia Architect: andramatin
Expandable House | Batam, Indonesia Architects: ETH Zurich / Stephen Cairns with Miya Irawati, Azwan Aziz, Dioguna Putra, and Sumiadi Rahman
Aban House | Isfahan, Iran Image: USE Studio / Mohammad Arab, Mina Moeineddini
Argo Contemporary Art Museum & Cultural Centre | Tehran, Iran Architect: ASA North / Ahmadreza Schricke
Jadgal Elementary School | Seyyed Bar, Iran Architect: DAAZ Office / Arash Aliabadi
Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House | Tripoli, Lebanon Architects: East Architecture Studio / Nicolas Fayad, Charles Kettaneh
Wafra Wind Tower | Kuwait City, Kuwait Architects: AGi Architects / Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan
Issy Valley Improvement | Ait Mansour, Morocco Architect: Salima Naji
Niamey 2000 | Niamey, Niger Architect: united4design / Yasaman Esmaili, Elizabeth Golden, Mariam Kamara, Philip Straeter
Tulkarm Courthouse | Tulkarm, Palestine Architect: AAU Anastas
CEM Kamanar Secondary School | Thionck Essyl, Senegal Architect: Dawoffice
Lanka Learning Centre | Parangiyamadu, Sri Lanka Architects: feat.collective / Noemi Thiele, Felix Lupatsch, Valentin Ott and Felix Yaparsidi
Le Jardin d'Afrique | Zarzis, Tunisia Architect: Rachid Koraïchi
Rehabilitation of Tarsus Old Ginnery | Tarsus, Turkey Architect: Sayka Construction Architecture Engineering Consultancy
Flying Saucer Rehabilitation | Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Architects: SpaceContinuum Design Studio / Mona El Mousfy
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