On the 4th of September of this year the architects Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek received the Aga Khan Award 2007 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for their design of the Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The embassy building was completed in 2005 for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The other projects that recieve awards:
– Samir Kassir Square, Beirut, Lebanon – Vladimir Djurovic
– Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam, Yemen – German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Shibam community.
– Central Market, Koudougou, Burkina Faso – Koudougou Municipality, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the principal architect, Laurent Séchaud.
– University of Technology Petronas, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Malaysia – Foster + Partners and GDP Architects
– Restoration of the Amiriya Complex, Rada, Yemen – Selma Al-Radi, Yahya Al-Nasiri
– Moulmein Rise Residential Tower, Singapore – WOHA Architects
– Rehabilitation of the Walled City, Nicosia, Cyprus – Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities
– School in Rudrapur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh – Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag
The Aga Khan Award, with a total prize money of USD 500,000 one of the largest prizes in the architectural world, was founded in 1977 by His Highness the Aga Khan and is handed out every three years. The award is assigned to projects that distinguish themselves in the areas of modern architecture, social housing, social development, restoration, reuse, environment and landscape in the Islamic world.