The Star NOVEMBER 28, 2004

Twin Towers win architecture prize

NEW DELHI: The Petronas Towers and a project to revitalise Old Jerusalem were among seven architectural achievements named as winners of the 2004 Aga Khan award for architecture.

The prizes were presented by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, yesterday.

The other projects named as joint winners by a panel which examined 378 entries are the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt; a primary school at Gando in Burkina Faso; self-built housing using sandbags developed by Iranian architect Nader Khalili; the restoration of Al-Abbas mosque in Asnaf, Yemen; and a house built by two brothers overlooking the coast in Turkey. – AFP