The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. An emphasis is placed on projects that address pluralistic communities and bringing together diverse populations. As Shiraz Allibhai, Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, puts it, the Award “serves people, serves community.”
The Dallas Center for Architecture’s current exhibition Design for Diversity: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture looks in detail at the listed and winning projects from the 2016 cycle. The show runs through April 28. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Council for the United States.
Design for Diversity: the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will run through April 28 at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fridays. For more information, visit DallasCFA.com.