Muscat: Over the course of three days, the Sultanate of Oman will celebrate the winners of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and Music at winners’ awards on October 31, 30 and 29, in the presence of distinguished dignitaries, winners, senior invitees and artistic and cultural figures.
On 31 October, His Highness Sayyid Thiazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, will patronize the 15th edition of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture at the Royal Opera House Muscat, which is being hosted by the Sultanate of Oman. First time on its 45th anniversary with 463 competing projects participating.
Agha announced the winning projects in this cycle, which are: Bangladeshi “Urban River Space” and “Community Space”, Indonesian “Plimpingsari Airport” project, Iran’s “Argo Museum of Contemporary Art and Cultural Center” project, and “Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House”. project. Lebanon, and the “CEM Kamana Secondary School” project in Senegal.
For the first time, the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and Music meet in one country and on the soil of an Arab country, where His Highness Sayyid Belrab bin Haitham Al Said will patronize the Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony on October 30, which is awarded. From: Zakir Hussain from India, Avile Bokum from Mali, Asin Khan Langa from India, Kompan Mint Eli Warkan from Mauritania, Daoud Khan Sadzai from Afghanistan, Benny Kandra Reni from Indonesia, Somik Dutt from United Kingdom, Yahya Hossain Abdullah from Tanzania, Yasmin. Shah Hosseini from Iran and Jarsanga from Pakistan.
The winners of the second cycle of the Aga Khan Special Prize for Music are: Dilshad Khan of India, Kalashan Ensemble of Iran, Sin Johoor of Pakistan, Zulkifli and Baram of Indonesia and Syed Muhammad Mousavi Institute and Mahor of Iran.
On October 29, His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd Al Said, Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, will patronize the Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony, which includes the distribution of the Walk of Creativity Award. The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and Aga Khan Music, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Zakir Hussain and Research Honor Musician Muslim Bin Ahmed Al Kathiri from the Sultanate of Oman will be honored for his contribution to the preservation of Omani musical instruments. tradition
His Highness, Dr. Fahd bin Al Julandi Al Said, President of Sultan Qaboos University, will also sponsor a symposium for the winners of the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture 2022, which will begin at nine in the morning on Sunday, October 30, until the afternoon at the Mazan Hall of Al Bustan Palace Hotel, and the international community and Oman’s most important experts, academics and architects will participate in the symposium. The first session will focus on architecture in the context of the Sultanate of Oman and the second session will revolve around the social impact of architecture in the context of Oman.
His Highness added that the history of the Sultanate of Oman and its civilization spanning over time make it a destination for awards and international organizations and an incubator for many international cultural events, and the Aga Khan Award has placed the Sultanate of Oman on its important list. Priority for upcoming hosting.
His Highness noted that Oman will soon host the Seventh International Photographers Forum, which will receive great media coverage, as well as meetings of the Arab Musical Complex and other external events aimed at promoting the Sultanate of Oman.
The celebration will be held at Muscat’s Royal Opera House of Musical Arts, attended by their Highnesses and Excellencies Ministers and Undersecretaries, as well as a selection of Omani architects and musicians, in addition to around 250 internationals. Guests from around the world, steering award committee members, arbitrators, finalists and winners of architecture and music awards.