India bags three Aga Khan awards for architecture

The Times of India News Service

MUMBAI: India has bagged three of the seven Aga Khan Awards for Architecture for 1998.

The winning projects are civil engineer-town planner Himanshu Parikh's slum networking project at Indore, architect Charles Correa's Vidhan Bhavan at Bhopal and Norwegian architects Per Christian Brynildsen and Jan Olav Jensen's lepers' hospital in Chopda taluka in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district.

The winners were chosen by an international ``master jury'', comprising noted architects, planners, philosophers and historians and chaired by the Aga Khan, according to a Press release by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (headquartered in Geneva) which now administers the prize.

The awards will be presented to the winners by the Aga Khan at a glittering ceremony at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, on Friday. The king and queen of Spain will preside over the function.

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