The world’s largest architectural award just got bigger. The Aga Kahn Foundation has announced a doubling of its prize to US$ 1 million. Given every three years in reward for projects that address the needs of Islamic societies and use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, the prize was doubled to enable winners to “reposition their future with the support they get from the Award, both professionally and institutionally.”

Submissions for the 2013 prize are now being accepted. The nomination period runs until 15 September 2012.

Pictured above: Bridge School by Li Xiaodong in Xiashi, Fujian Province, China, one of last edition’s prize winners.

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