Reminder: Project Nominations for 2013
The deadline for submitting project nominations for the twelfth cycle of the Award is 15 September 2012. Please submit your nomination by completing an Identification Form, available for download from the Award website www.akdn.org/architecture To be eligible for nomination, projects are required to have been completed between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2011 and should have been in use for at least one full year. Projects can be located anywhere in the world, but must address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence.
2013 Eligibility Criteria
The Award seeks nominations that represent the broadest possible range of architectural interventions. All types of building projects that affect today’s environment may be submitted. These include architectural projects ranging from modest, small-scale buildings to sizable complexes, from single homes, bus stops and rural school buildings to sky scrapers, infrastructure and transportation undertakings, housing initiatives, educational and health campuses, new towns, urban conservation projects and the re-use of brown field sites. All forms of planning practice in urban as well as rural contexts are encouraged. Large projects and long-term initiatives that are not yet fully completed – such as master plans, area preservation projects, and community upgrading schemes, among others – are eligible so long as a tangible portion of the project has been completed in a manner that demonstrates its long-term potential success and viability.
For the twelfth cycle (2011 – 2013), the Award particularly encourages the submission of projects in rural landscapes, urban peripheries and those that deal with public space at all scales.
Architecture that reflects the pluralism that has characterized Muslim societies and communities around the world is encouraged. There are no fixed criteria for the type, nature, location, or cost of projects to be considered, although eligible projects must be designed for or used by Muslims, in part or in whole, wherever they are located.
To ensure the continuing impartiality of the Award procedures, projects affiliated with or commissioned by His Highness the Aga Khan or the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network cannot be considered, including those undertaken by current members of the Award Steering Committee and Master Jury, or by the Boards or staff of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Aga Khan Development Network.
Twelfth Cycle Calendar
March 2011 – September 2012
Documentation Submission: June 201 1 – November 2012
Announcement of Shortlist: April 2013
Announcement of Winners: Autumn 2013