Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism investigates how architecture can shape an open-minded and inclusive society, highlighting three internationally renowned European projects: The White Mosque in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1980); the Islamic Cemetery Altach, Austria (2011); and Superkilen park in Copenhagen, Denmark (2012). Scholarly essays across various disciplines, along with interviews with the architects and users of these projects, provide intriguing insights into architecture’s ability to bridge cultural divides. Soliciting a wide array of questions about migration, transculturalism, visibility, inclusion, and exclusion, the book sheds light on the long-term social processes generated between architectural form and its users.
Architecture of Coexistence offers a truly interdisciplinary perspective on a very timely subject: “Building pluralism” means designing for a respectful inclusion of different cultural needs, practices, and traditions.
Akšamija, Azra. Architecture of Coexistence: Building Pluralism in Architecture of Coexistence, Building Pluralism. Edited by Azra Akšamija. Berlin: Archi Tangle GmbH, 2020, pp. 8-23.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture and Archi Tangle GmbH