Published on 17 Dec 2014
Imara (Wynford Drive) Limited, acting on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, appointed Carillion for pre-construction planning services and construction.
The two facilities each total almost 100,000 square feet constructed in reinforced concrete, structural steel, structural glazing, large skylights, stone flooring and cladding timber framing. The projects were designed two promenant architects from around the world – Japan’s Fumihiko Maki for the museum and India’s Charles Correa for the Ismaili Centre. The project also includes 210,000 square feet of underground parking in a two-level underground parking structure, and stunning landscaping features.
The development incorporates a unique combination of contemporary design features and interpretive elements from traditional Islamic architecture. The level of quality, workmanship and materials demanded is extremely high.
About the Aga Khan Museum
The Aga Khan Museum collection contains over one thousand artefacts and artworks and spans over one thousand years of history. The objects – in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, textile and carpet, glass and rock crystal objects, parchment and illustrated paintings on paper – present an overview of the artistic accomplishments of Muslim civilisations from the Iberian Peninsula to China.
For more information, please see the Museum website: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/