Success for University of Westminster architects
Architecture and Interiors 20 September 2013
Nasser is the founder and principle partner at Golzari NG Architects, which consulted on the winning project. Yara, also a partner at the company, recently completed her PhD at the University of Westminster, following a successful MA in Architecture and Cultural Identity. Yara is from Palestine and has a long-term working relationship with the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, which carried out the project.
This five-year project, part of a rehabilitation master plan initiated by the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, has transformed the decaying town of Birzeit, created employment through conservation and revived vanishing traditional crafts in the process.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence. The Award recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment.
More information about the awards and winning projects can be found on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture website.
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