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The new lecture rooms at the Alioune Diop University Teaching and Research Unit have a large double roof and a latticework covering the south facade, which avoids direct solar radiation but remains permeable to air. To solve the lack of sewers and water supply issues, the architects incorporated infiltration rafts with vegetation that collect rainwater, and waste water is purified through an ecologically sound system that uses activated sludge.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Chérif Tall

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Recognising that the built environment is fundamental to quality of life, the Award encourages architectural projects that address the aspirations of societies around the world.

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Oumou Sangaré, laureate in the Distinguished and Enduring Contributions to Music domain, on stage with His Highness the Aga Khan, His Excellency, President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Prince Amyn Aga Khan.

AKDN / Akbar Hakim

Aga Khan Music Awards

The Awards recognise and support exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence.

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