What We Do: Architecture - AKDN
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2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Highlights

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His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitam Al Said and Princess Zahra Aga Khan with the winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Inclusive: The six winning projects of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture embody an inclusive, pluralistic outlook

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In Conversation:  Farrokh Derakhshani

In conversation with Farrokh Derakhshani

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Winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2020-2022 Cycle

Winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture announces 2022 shortlist

From left to right: Niamey 2000, Rehabilitation of the Manama Post Office, Community Spaces in Rohingya Refuge...

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AKDN achieves IFC EDGE green building pre-certification

Architectural rendering of the Aga Hall Estate, which will be constructed per the AKDN Green Building Guidelin...


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AKDN | Architecture

… Architecture – more than any other art form – has a profound impact on the quality of human life. As it has often been said, we shape our built environment – and then our buildings shape us.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Kazan, September 2019

Urban Regeneration

The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme plans and implements urban regeneration projects. These include the restoration of historic structures and the creation and rehabilitation of public spaces, parks and gardens.

We work with communities to plan and upgrade these projects, which revive neighbourhoods well beyond the project site. With accompanying infrastructural improvements for residents, training in traditional construction and craft techniques, employment and tourism opportunities, the initiatives spur social, economic and cultural development.

Find out more about the Programme’s work in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Mali, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan and Tanzania.


At their best, buildings reflect the aspirations of a community, and can bring identity and cultural memory into play with innovation and new technologies. We encourage the highest standards in architecture through a triennial award, a university programme and our digital archive of architecture resources.

We strive to set new benchmarks of architectural and environmental excellence in our buildings, whether a safari lodge in Kenya, a museum in Canada, a reconstructed fort in Pakistan or a hospital in Afghanistan.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture