UK architect is among nine who have been awarded the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Nine architects have been named recipients of the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Foster + Partners has picked up a prize for its joint effort with GDP Architects for the design of the University of Technology Petronas in Malaysia. Situated at Banda Seri Iskandar, 300km north of Kuala Lumpur, its crescent-shaped roofs provide shelter from heavy rainfall and intense sun.

Other awards included landscape architecture of the Samir Kassir Square by Vladimir Djurovic in Lebanon.

A total of 343 projects were presented and 27 were reviewed by the judging panel.

The nine projects selected by the 2007 award are:

Technology Petronas, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
Samir Kassir Square, Beirut, Lebanon
Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam, Yemen
Central Market, Koudougou, Burkina Faso
Restoration of the Amiriya Complex, Rada, Yemen
Moulmein Rise Residential Tower, Singapore
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Rehabilitation of the Walled City, Nicosia, Cyprus
School in Rudrapur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh