Glocalization challenges and the contemporary architecture: systematic review of common global indicators in Aga Khan Award’s winners

    Safa Salkhi Khasraghi   Affiliation
    ; Asma Mehan   Affiliation


Local reports from different international societies have considered the achievement of the successful Glocalized architecture model in line with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Aga Khan Cultural Foundation’s International Program for Islamic Architecture has also prioritized the understanding of the success drivers in architectural projects. This study aimed to detect the potentials of the common global indicators to access qualitative design assessment through analyzing the Aga Khan Award’s reports. The selected methodology in the present study is a quantitative approach using the systematic content analysis and coding techniques for qualitative data obtained from the technical. The physical, non-physical, modern, and traditional factors that have contributed to the success of the works as well as their combinations were extracted and analyzed using Sensible and Abstract international, national, and local indications. There is a relative superiority for Sensible indications (A combination of modern and physical factors). The hybrid data distribution provides the ground to assess the works, and this can be used to manage the globalization challenges in the contemporary architecture of Muslim societies.

Keyword : glocalization, global architectural indicators, Aga Khan Award, systematic evaluation, contemporary architecture

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Salkhi Khasraghi, S., & Mehan, A. (2023). Glocalization challenges and the contemporary architecture: systematic review of common global indicators in Aga Khan Award’s winners. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 47(2), 135–145.
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