Ce livre rassemble des projets architecturaux exemplaires à travers le monde. Soigneusement choisis et examinés par une équipe d'experts, ils font la démonstration d'approches novatrices qui répondent aux défis et aux potentiels de conditions contemporaines et des contextes.
Les lauréats de l'Aga Khan Award for Architecture, proclamés le 3 octobre 2016 au Fort Al Jahili à Al Ain, sont :
Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum): A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light.
Friendship Centre, Gaibandha (Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA): A community centre which makes a virtue of an area susceptible to flooding in rural Bangladesh.
Micro Yuan'er Children's Library and Art Centre, Beijing (Architect: ZAO / standardarchitecture, Zhang Ke): A children's library selected for its embodiment of contemporary life in the traditional courtyard residences of Beijing's Hutongs.
Superkilen, Copenhagen (Architects: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1 and Superflex): A public space promoting integration across lines of ethnicity, religion and culture.
Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran (Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi): A multi-level bridge spanning a busy motorway has created a dynamic new urban space.
Issam Fares Institute, Beirut (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects): A new building for the American University of Beirut's campus, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context.
This book brings together a diverse range of exemplary architectural
projects from across the globe. Carefully selected and examined by a
team of experts, these projects demonstrate innovative approaches that
respond to the challenges and potentials of contemporary conditions and
contexts. One guiding principle of this cycle of the Aga Khan Award for
Architecture is the importance of plurality. Since its inception the
Award has aimed to be inclusive and to embrace the engagement of a
diverse group of users. But equally, it has sought projects that explore
a plurality of methods and architectures in achieving that goal. Here,
the authors of the essays use that productive tension between
architecture and plurality not only to provide a framework for the
examination of the projects but also to explore the intellectual and
projective means by which architecture and plurality can find other
common grounds in the future.