The stone-domed Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, in Limpopo, South Africa, post-tsunami housing in Kirinda, Sri Lanka designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, and The Met residential tower, in Bangkok, Thailand, along with several school and medical buildings are among the new-built structures shortlisted for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Restoration and preservation projects at a variety of scales with locations in Yemen, Lebanon, Indonesia, India, Iran, Palestine, and Morocco, were also included in the list of 20 recently completed projects.
The Met, in Bangkok, Thailand, designed by WOHA Architects. Photo: AKAA / Patrick Bingham-Hall
The bamboo-finished Museum of Handcraft Paper in Gaoligong, China is a noteworthy multi-building ensemble project devoted to the ancient papercraft arts found in the Yunan province.
According to the Aga Khan Development Network, five to six winning projects will be selected from among the shortlist, and will be awarded at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2013.
Inside one of the housing units designed by Shigeru Ban Architects for post-tsunami Kirinda, Sri Lanka. Photo: AKAA / Dominic Sansoni