Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture held in Doha, Qatar on 24 November 2010. Gary Otte
Doha, Qatar, 24 November 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the Emir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, presided over the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture today. Five projects were selected as winners of the 2010 Award, and Professor Oleg Grabar received the Chairman's Award.
Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 1977, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence. The Award recognises 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.