The Ismaili: Aga Khan Award for Architecture concludes with Winners’ Seminar

On Saturday 14 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners’ Seminar at the Main International Centre, Universidade Village, Kazan. Hazar Imam was joined by members of his family, and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.  The Winners’ Seminar is traditionally held after the Award Ceremony, and provides a platform…

Kazan,Tatarstan-Russia: Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Presentation Ceremony

“I believe that we all have a responsibility to improve the quality of life whenever and wherever that opportunity arises.  Our commitment to influencing the quality of architecture – intellectually and materially – grows directly out of our commitment to improving the quality of human life.” Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim As-Salam-Alai-Kum, Peace be upon you Your Excellency Mintimer…

From wasteland to environment protection marvel: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Centre makes history | Won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

Kazan, Tatarstan: Sharjah’s Wasit Wetland Cente — a marvel created out of a wasteland — made history by becoming the first environment protection zone to win the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment Protection Areas Authority (EPAA) received the award from Prince Kareem Aga Khan, the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits historic city of Bolgar in Tatarstan | Visits historic sites, participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony

Earlier today, 12 September, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bolgar, located in southwestern Tatarstan, in Russia. During his visit, Hazar Imam spent time at a number of historic sites, and participated in a postage stamp cancellation ceremony to commemorate the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. During his time in Bolgar, Hazar Imam participated in…

Aga Khan sees safeguarding of cultural heritage as a springboard for human development — AKDN Press Release| Photos and full Speech

London, 22 October 2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan, today hailed restoration and preservation of cultural heritage as “a development resource of immense, potential value” in the overall improvement of the quality of human life. In a keynote address to a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the International Council on Monuments and Sites…

Video: OCA2014 Winner – Structural Design Innovation: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre

concreteontario 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…

Features story on Star online com: To mark the Aga Khan’s 78th birthday, here’s a look at his museum in Toronto —by chin mui yoon

Inspired by Islamic traditions, the Aga Khan Museum Toronto fuses art and architecture in a landmark with collections spanning 10 centuries of history. The Aga Khan Museum Toronto is designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki while the Ismaili Centre is designed by Indian architect Charles Correa. Both buildings are connected by the reflective gardens of…