Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT wins Tamayouz's Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture
International architecture awards programme, Tamayouz Excellence Award, has announced the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT as the winner of its Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture 2018.
Also known as the 2018 Middle Eastern Architectural Personality of the Year, the award is open to both individuals and organisations who promote, encourage, campaign or influence the advancement of architecture and the built environment in the Middle East.
Recieving 44 entries from 11 countries, the award's shortlist also featured the Arab Centre for Architecture in Beirut, Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz from New York and director of Amman Design Week, Rana Beiruti.
The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, located in Massachusetts, was awarded for its role in supporting the education of the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture and conservation, as well as its practice of architecture, in Muslim societies.
Situated within the MIT Libraries, the centre is a part of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard, and was established in 1979 as a gift from His Highness the Aga Khan. It is responsible for the curation of Archnet, an intellectual resource that provides globally accessible, digitised architecture-related content.