Design for Diversity is an exhibition highlighting the six winners and shortlisted works from the 2014-2016 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The projects on display were selected from more than 300 entries and competed for prizes totaling $ 1 million. Now in its 13th cycle, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), a philanthropic organization that supports a wide range of activities aimed at the preservation and promotion of the material and spiritual heritage of Muslim societies. Established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977, the triennial Award is regarded as one of the most important honors in the field and granted to projects—from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings—that not only celebrate architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life of their surrounding communities.
Design for Diversity will present architectural works that provide for people’s physical, social, and economic needs, while responding to their cultural expectations. Buildings and structures that address pluralistic communities and bring together diverse populations will also be highlighted in the show.
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