Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog, Tajikistan, German Design Award Winner 2020

The German Design Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The highly esteemed, international jury guarantees this. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.


Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Khorog, Tajikistan


The design draws its inspiration and vocabulary form the vernacular architecture of the y2020-awards-winner-2020area. The most significant element of the design, is the idea of the trees in the avenue outside marching into the building and becoming structural elements which carry the roof. The building is embellished with majestic poplar trees, local and carefully selected materials, art work and construction techniques which create local employment.


Statement of the jury

The high entrance area supported by wooden pillars is evocative of the trees on the street, which are continued in an abstract way with this architecture. An interesting idea that has been implemented consistently on a highly creative level.



Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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