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…

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Act of faith — Icon Eye com

Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art and Charles Correa’s Ismaili Centre are intended as places of “civic encounters” with other communities, yet are set in a formal garden miles from Toronto’s other cultural institutions. Can Maki’s beautiful fortress and its refined grounds lure visitors all the same?     (…) The centre’s driveway…

Fünf Gewinner beim Aga Khan Award für Architektur 2013 — Detail de, die architektportal (In German only)

Fünf Gewinner beim Aga Khan Award für Architektur 2013 Die Gewinner wurden am 6. September 2013 in Lissabon von Portugals Präsident Aníbal Cavaco Silva und dem Aga Khan bekannt gegeben. Von 20 nominierten Projekten erhielten schließlich fünf den international angesehenen Preis. Source: Detail de, die architektportal  ***** Islamischer Friedhof, Altach, Österreich Architekt: Bernardo Bader Architekten,…