The Aga Khan Shortlist Exemplifies Social Architecture | Azure Magazine

The Aga Khan Shortlist Exemplifies Social Architecture | Azure MagazineThe shortlist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which includes a floating school in Nigeria, a series of micro-libraries in Kosovo, and an artist’s centre in Senegal, demonstrates how great design and social good go hand in hand.

On Saturday, members of the steering committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, including Hanif Kara, Azim Nanji and Brigitte Shim, gathered at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to celebrate the shortlist of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The 19 projects were presented in short films, grouped together by theme.

The Aga Khan Shortlist Exemplifies Social Architecture | Azure MagazineIndeed, many of these stellar buildings have much in common, whether they balance preservation and modernization, local fabrication and innovative techniques, and social and environmental aspects. As Brigitte Shim, also a founding partner of Toronto firm Shim-Sutcliffe, noted, the projects also show how architecture can be a collaboration among non-profits, activist architects and communities.

Source: Elizabeth Pagliacolo for Azure Magazine

 

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