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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 - Shortlist Revealed

The 20 nominees for the US$ 1 million prize were announced at Lisbon on 30 April 2013. The nominated projects range from a modern high rise apartment block to the revival of traditional building techniques and were selected by an independent Master Jury.
Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Herat, Afghanistan
Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria
Museum of Handcraft Paper, Gaoligong Mountain, China
Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
Preservation of the Mbaru Niang, Wae Rebo Village, Flores Island, Indonesia
Apartment No.1, Mahallat, Iran
Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran
Reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Tripoli, Lebanon
Hassan II Bridge, Rabat, Morocco
Mohammed VI Football Academy, Salé, Morocco
Preservation of Sacred and Collective Oasis Sites, Guelmim Region, Morocco
Revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre, Birzeit, Palestine
Umubano Primary School, Kigali, Rwanda
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Limpopo, South Africa
Post-Tsunami Housing, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, Khartoum, Sudan
Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, Damascus, Syria
Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Nakhon Prathom, Thailand
Thula Fort Restoration, Thula, Yemen
The Met Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Master Jury for the 2010-2013 Award cycle
  • Mr. David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Mr. Michel Desvigne, Landscape Architect and Founder, Agence Michel Desvigne, Paris, France
  • Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Professor and Executive Director, Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR), Wandegeya, Uganda
  • Mr. Kamil Merican, Principal Designer and CEO, Group Design Partnership, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Professor Toshiko Mori, Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect, New York City, USA
  • Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Artist, New York City, USA
  • Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, Architect and Founder, Tabanlioglu Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mr. Wang Shu, Architect and Founder, Amateur Architecture Studio, Hangzhou, China

The winner will be announced in September 2013.

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