edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 12/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
In a world where Muslims, Christians, and Jews fight one another with increasing intensity, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture continues to bring us together. The triennial prizes, totaling $500,000, recognize designers of all nations for work that serves predominantly Muslim societies. The seven 2004 winners are Snøhetta Hamza Consortium's Bibliotheca Alexandrina, architect Diébédo Francis Kéré's primary school in Burkina Faso, the Cal-Earth Institute's prototype sandbag shelters, conservators Marylène Barret and Abdullah al-Hadrami's restored Al-Abbas Mosque, the Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Program, architect Han Tümertekin's weekend house, and Cesar Pelli & Associates's Petronas Towers.
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