Aga khan is one of the six projects designed by Bimal Hasmukh Patel

Oct 16, 2019

Architecture for the award of the Aga Khan Award was established for recognition of outstanding architectural achievements in different cultures and communities of the Muslim world. It wants to identify examples of sophistication in all areas of building and design, by including social housing, community development, reconstruction, re-use and field defense, as well as concerns for landscaping and environment. This award is given as a project that sets new standards of excellence in the above areas. Through its efforts, it seeks to identify and promote the building's concepts, which successfully addresses the needs and ambitions of society around the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence.

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India's Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmadabad, is one of the six projects designed by Bimal Hasmukh Patel, which was awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1992. Designed in 1987, the organization is located on the outskirts of the city of Ahmadabad the plan is planned on 23 acres of campus and its first phase has a built-up area of 6,820 square meters. This organization is made up of seven buildings belonging to two axes, which are rectangular and gather on the entry pavilion. These buildings include administrative blocks, training centers, research centers, libraries, two hostel blocks and dining halls.

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"This is the latest program in education and programming, and the training in entrepreneurship is in an open, convenient campus," says Aga Khan, in the context of Jury, "Low-cost, low-maintenance building that promises simple replication with the fruitful collaboration between the director of the organization and the architect. Formal elements growing out of the Indo Islamic Architectural Heritage Adapted for the use of formal elements.