Enhancing the Quality of Urban Life: Fifteen Winning Projects of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture


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This open online course looks at the challenges of enhancing the quality of urban life as they have been addressed by projects from across the world that have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. All of these projects have benefited Muslim communities, but the messages they communicate are universal.

Over 115 projects have received the Award since 1980. Many of these projects directly address the urban scale and essentially are planning projects. A number of them are works of architecture that nonetheless have an impact on the urban fabric.

This course will be of interest to:

  • Architecture and planning university students.
  • Architects and planners.
  • Municipal decision makers and staff.
  • High school students who wish to continue their studies in architecture and planning.
  • The general public.