The Aga Khan Award for Architecture started in 1977 by a renowned spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims named Aga Khan. The award seeks to recognise works and projects that have greatly improved public life.
These 20 projects vary from a poignant exploration of a traditional building’s techniques to standard-setting architectural innovative works.
The winner of the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture will receive $1 million.
Five to six finalists will be selected and announced at a ceremony held in Lisbon in September 2013