Building for Islam I - 4x22’ - English

September 2007

Building for Islam is a four-part series taking a close look at the 9 winners of the most coveted architecture award in the world: the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, recognising architectural excellence throughout the Islamic world.

Building for Islam 1
Nicosia Master Plan, for the rehabilitation of the Walled City of Nicosia (Cyprus)
Dutch architects Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek, who designed the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Building for Islam 2
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Swiss architect Laurent Séchaud for the new Central Market in Koudougou (Burkina Faso)
Dr. Selma Al-Radi and Yahya Al Nasiri for the rehabilitation of the Amiriya Complex in Rada (Yemen)
Architects Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell, designers of the Moulmein Rise Residential Tower (Singapore)

Building for Islam 3
Foster +Partners and GDP Architects, who designed the University of Technology Petronas in Bandar Seri Iskandar (Malaysia)
Architects Anna Herringer and Eike Roswag, for a school built in Rudrapur (Bangladesh)

Building for Islam 4
GTZ and GOPHCY, for the rehabilitation of the City of Shibam in Wadi Hadhramaut (Yemen)
Architect Vladimir Djurovic and designer of the Samir Kassir Square in Beirut (Lebanon)


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    Europe / Africa / Middle East / Asia Pacific /
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    Conservation / Culture / Development / Education / Post-conflict / Technology /
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  • Location(s):
    Cyprus, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Yemen, Singapore, Lebanon, Malaysia, Bangladesh