Ismaili Centre Lisbon participates in Open Gardens Festival

On a sunny weekend earlier this summer, the gardens at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, along with other flourishing green spaces in the surrounding area, participated in the third edition of the Open Gardens Festival, welcoming visitors, and sharing its diverse flora with the public.   During the weekend, visitors had the opportunity to explore the…

The Pamir Energy Story: General Director Daler Jumaev addresses World Hydropower Congress in Paris | Watch Aga Khan foundation, UK’s archive video from Ismaili Centre, London

It was 6:57pm on 9 September, 2018. We turned on electricity for the township of Murghab. Within two minutes, a wave of celebration came from the streets as light bulbs flickered on for the first time. We watched and listened across the river, where the hydropower plant is located. It was magical. It was one…

Common Ground – The Ismaili Centres as Enablers for Holistic Engagement

“The Holy Quran commands humankind to shape our earthly environment, as good stewards of the Divine Creation…We hope that the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will always point towards an architecture of optimism and harmony, a powerful force in elevating the quality of human life.” – Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Aga Khan…

About British-Iranian Architect Farshid Moussavi | Won competition to design a landmark Ismaili Centre in Houston, Texas | Watch Videos

Farshid Moussavi on Wikipedia Born 1965 (age 53–54) Shiraz, Iran Nationality British Alma mater Harvard University Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London Dundee University Occupation Architect Practice Farshid Moussavi Architecture Previously Foreign Office Architects Buildings Ōsanbashi, International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio Projects The Function of Ornament The…

USA–UK: World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston | It will be the seventh such building — the other six are located in London, Vancouver, Lisbon, Dubai, Dushanbe, and Toronto

UK-based architect Farshid Moussavi has been selected to lead the design of the Ismaili Center, Houston — the first Ismaili Center in the USA. The Ismaili Center Houston will be located on an 11-acre site along the city’s main waterway, the Buffalo Bayou.PHOTO: THE.ISMAILI The Center’s design team also includes Thomas L. Woltz, of Nelson…

Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog opens its doors to the Jamat

Nestled amid flourishing trees, a flowing river, and a formidable mountain range, the newly opened Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Khorog is a long-awaited blessing for the Jamat of Tajikistan. Up close, a jewel is made up of a number of facets, each producing intriguing patterns, which help the gem to shine. Shimmering bright on…

Dubai Ismaili Centre, Webcast: Dr Karen Armstrong on ‘The Charter of Compassion’ | Saturday 22 September 2018 at 7 PM Gulf Standard Time

Dr Karen Armstrong, an internationally acclaimed scholar and best-selling author of numerous books on religion, will deliver an Ismaili Centre International Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai. Dr Armstrong will speak about the Charter of Compassion which she launched with religious leaders globally. The charter has over two million signatures and brings to light the…

The Ismaili Centre Lisbon celebrates 20 years during Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Two decades ago, on 11 July 1998, Mawlana Hazar Imam and then-President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio officially opened the Ismaili Centre Lisbon. The Centre’s 20th anniversary coincided with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration held in Lisbon earlier this month, during which thousands of visitors attended the building and its gardens for guided tours. During the Diamond…