Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) announced the winners of the 2022 edition. From a pool of 463 projects nominated for the 15th Award Cycle (2020-2022), the six winners show examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment. Two projects from Bangladesh, one from Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, and Senegal, will share the UDS 1 million award, one of the largest in architecture.
For the 15th Award Cycle, AKAA counted on nine independent Master Jury, including Nada Al Hassan, Francis Kéré, 2022 Pritzker Laureate, and an AKAA laureate and internationally renowned Burkinabè architect who received the Award in 2004 for his first project, an elementary school in Gando, Burkina Faso; and Anne Lacaton, Pritzker Laureate. The Jury selected 20 Shortlisted Projects from 16 countries during the first phase and recognized municipalities, builders, clients, master artisans, and engineers who have played essential roles in the winning projects.
Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Centre. Tehran, Iran | Ahmadreza Schricker Architecture North - ASA North
In the dense urban neighborhood of Tehran, this untypical reuse and conservation project has transformed the Argo Factory into a private museum for contemporary art. From the ruins of the original building, the existing brewery was renovated, and new surfaces were built with a subtle approach and design. Various spaces for exhibitions, talks, and films were developed over four levels, and a new artist residence was built adjacent to the museum.