Addressing Local Needs and Aspirations: Case Studies of Architectural Projects (Series 1)

These 28 case studies analyze projects that have been short-listed for or have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The five sets of case studies are of projects related respectively to education, housing, public urban spaces/ environments, public buildings and natural and built environments. The case studies may be used to inform wider studies of human life, behaviour and actions, and their impacts, across time, place and space, as well as to reflect on ways in which the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development may be realised. 


Through the case studies, learners are encouraged to connect theoretical learning to the on-the-ground realities and form deeper understandings of their own context and its interconnectedness with the rest of the world. Learners may be thus inspired and empowered, as they engage with real-world projects, to become ethical leaders who achieve positive and sustainable change that can transform our world for the better.

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