Winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in the last two decades are featured in a photographic display at MOA to June 23. The Award was established in 1977 to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture as expressed through architecture. It is organized on the basis of a three-year cycle and is governed by a Steering Committee chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. Prizes totaling up to US $500,000 are presented every three years to projects selected by an independent Master Jury. Nine cycles of activity have been completed since 1977, and the Tenth Award Cycle covers 2005-07.
This display is organized in conjunction with a three-day public program to be presented June 1-3 by MOA and CICA, the International Architectural Critics Association. The program, entitled A Dialogue of Cities, brings together eight leading architecture critics to explore current
urban issues and museum-building in some of the world?s most fascinating cities: Mexico City, Rome, Hong Kong, Havana, Dubai, Nairobi, London, Lower Manhattan and, of course, Vancouver.