Today the recipients of the Agha Khan Award for Architecture were announced in Abu Dhabi. The shared $1 million prize, established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977, honors buildings which serve Muslim communities through excellence in design and program. The award, considered one of architecture’s most prestigious honors, is bestowed every three years. This year’s winning projects were chosen from a pool of 348 nominated buildings in 69 countries and selected by a jury that included Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of Harvard’s GSD, as well as architects Emre Arolat and Dominique Perrault.
The six 2016 recipients are:
- Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Marina Tabassum
- Friendship Centre in Gaibandha, Bangladesh by Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA
- Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre in Beijing China, by ZAO, standardarchitecture, and Zhang Ke
- Superkilen in Copenhagen, Denmark by Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1, and Superflex
- Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge Tehran, Iran by Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, and Alireza Behzadi
- Issam Fares Institute in Beirut, Lebanon by Zaha Hadid Architects
To learn more about each winning project, click through the slideshow.