As we move forward it is important for us to accept that we are a community of people interested in building environments for Muslims in different parts of the world. We are looking at creating inspiring value systems which our societies and our professionals will be able to look to and to say to themselves, with these value systems we can move forwards in trust and confidence because we have an understanding of the kind of environment we wish to have.

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In his concluding remarks, His Highness the Aga Khan noted that the vacuum which existed 27 years ago when the Award was initiated no longer existed today.

What worried me, was that things were happening without debate. Exemplars were not known as to the sorts of issues that had to be addressed. Today, winners have shown that the central issues of building the human habitat can be analysed, can be thought through, can be reinvested in cultures, which may have lost their identity.

As we move forward it is important for us to accept that we are a community of people interested in building environments for Muslims in different parts of the world. We are looking at creating inspiring value systems which our societies and our professionals will be able to look to and to say to themselves, with these value systems we can move forwards in trust and confidence because we have an understanding of the kind of environment we wish to have.

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