Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1989.
Before its transformation, this site was inhabited by a low-income migrant population working as street peddlers. These hawkers are still there occupying over 200 stalls provided for them free of charge by the urban development programme. Other built units include 79 smaller shops catering to high and medium income groups; 141 shop houses arranged in arcades, as well as infrastructural and recreational facilities. Pedestrian precincts are landscaped and automobiles are restricted to the periphery of the site. The entire complex is unified by the use of traditional roof forms. This social, economic and design accomplishment has been achieved through private and community involvement, without financial or technical assistance from the government or foreign donors. The jury notes that "the whole process has been a democratic one, culminating in the establishment of a management board representing through a co-operative, the interests of the peddlers, the shop keepers, the local government and the consultants."
Citra Niaga Urban Development Project Brief. Compiled by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2013.
This project brief brings together documentation on projects collected through the Aga Khan Award for Architecture nomimation and documentation process. It contains On-site Review Reports, architect and client data and other information in a single document containing a wealth of information about the project, its history, design approach, usage and outcomes.