The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence.
The mission of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is to promote global excellence in the field of Muslim architecture and Muslim-inspired solutions for the built world, and to support those who believe in improving environmental, cultural, and social sustainability and quality of life through architecture.
Baker, Philippa, editor. “Modernity and Community: Architecture in the Islamic World.” London: Thames & Hudson, 2001.
This book contains the premiated designs of the eighth cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, held in 2001, with major essays by Kenneth Frampton, Charles Correa and David Robson. An international jury including architects Ricardo Legorreta and Glenn Murcutt, and artist Mona Hatoum selected nine diverse projects for this cycle that convey a successful negotiation between modernity and community. Also included in the book is a chapter devoted to the works of renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, who was awarded the Chairman’s Prize.