The five winners of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at an event held at São Jorge Castle in Lisbon on September 6. The winners include the Salam Centre, a cardiac surgery centre in Khartoum (Sudan) designed by Italian architectural studio tamassociati with Emergency, the NGO founded by Gino Strada.
The complete list of winners also includes an urban infrastructure project for Rabat Salé (Morocco) by Marc Mimram Architectes, revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre (Palestine), rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar in Tabriz (Iran) and the Islamic Cemetery in Altach (Austria) by Bernardo Bader Architects.
The Award, which presents a total of 1 million dollars to the 5 winners, at the judges? discretion, is for outstanding architectural projects that make a significant contribution to improvement of their users? quality of life. The award is presented not only to architects but to the municipalities, artisans, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who may have played a key role in the project.