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The Aga Khan Development Network in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Bangladesh, is celebrating the two winning Bangladeshi projects of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture: the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum) and the Friendship Centre in Gaibandha (Architect: Kashef Chowdhury). The events recognising each project will take place at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka.
On 8 March 2017, His Excellency Noor Asaduzzaman MP, Bangladesh’s Honorable Minister of Cultural Affairs, and Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, will present Award Certificates to those who have contributed to the realisation of the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka. On 9 March, certificates will be presented to those associated with the creation of the Friendship Centre in Gaibandha.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in architecture. It was established by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence.