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The Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Random circular roof openings allow daylight into the prayer hall creating an ornate pattern on the floor, enhancing spirituality through light.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was conceptualised with the hope of creating a platform to cultivate conversation and debate about the built environment and provide direction for the betterment of human life through its enhancement. Award-winning architect and Steering Committee member Marina Tabassum spoke to The Ismaili to continue the conversation.

Dr. Ruhee Jaffer.

The concept of public service was instilled in Dr. Ruhee Jaffer at a young age. She recalls, “My great grandfather and his family were sent to Africa from Bombay to serve. I feel honored to have the opportunity and support from my peers and colleagues to continue this tradition of service in places that hold such beautiful memories and significance for our family.”

On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.

Guests gathered at the Musa Jalil Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kazan for the prize-giving ceremony of 14th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

The Ismaili is pleased to confirm that the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony will take place today, 13 September 2019, in Kazan, where Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the ceremony and present certificates to the winners. The event is anticipated to begin at 3:00 PM UTC+3, and will be webcast at the.ismaili/live.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture trophies lined up in preparation for the prize-giving ceremony to begin.

Six award winning projects were honoured during the Aga Khan Award for Architecture prize-giving ceremony held at the Musa Jalil Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kazan, in the Russian Federation. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in architecture.

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