The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) is an architectural prize established by Aga Khan IV in 1977. Established in 1977, the Award is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has a prize fund of US$ 1 million. The rigor of its nomination and selection process has made it, in the eyes of many observers, one of the world’s most influential architectural prizes.
Marina Tabassum – Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kashef Chowdhury (URBANA) – Friendship Centre in Gaibandha, Bangladesh
Zhang Ke (ZAO/standardarchitecture) – Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre in Beijing China
Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1, and Superflex – Superkilen in Copenhagen, Denmark
Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian and Alireza Behzadi – Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran, Iran
Zaha Hadid Architects – Issam Fares Institute in Beirut, Lebanon