Earlier today, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kazan, Russia to preside over the 14th ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Hazar Imam was joined by Princess Zahra and her daughter Sara; Prince Hussain and his fiancée Ms Elizabeth Hoag; and Princess Salwa and Prince Irfan.

Upon arriving into Kazan International Airport, Hazar Imam and his family were welcomed by State Counsellor of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev; Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan Shaikhraziev Vasil Gayazovich; and Minister of Culture of Tatarstan Irada Ayupova, along with leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network. 

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is presented every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence. 

The 2019 Award Ceremony will be webcast at the.ismaili/live on Friday 13 September at 3:00 PM UTC+3. To stay informed of the latest news relating to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, subscribe to Email updates, or follow The Ismaili on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.