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Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum opens its doors

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Toronto’s new Aga Khan Museum, designed by Fumihiko Maki, has opened to the public

Designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning figurehead of Maki and Associates, the white granite-clad building features a central glass courtyard etched in patterns which reflect light and shadow onto the museum’s internal walls.

The building houses more than 1,000 art objects from Aga Khan’s private collection, presenting an overview of the contribution of Islamic civilisation on world cultural heritage.

It shares the site with Toronto’s Ismaili Centre designed by Aga Khan Award-winner Charles Correa which also opens this week.

The Correa-designed building features a pyramid-shaped glass roof and will host cultural and educational activities.

The two buildings sit within a 6,900m2 landscaped park by 2007 Aga Khan Award-winner Beirut-based Vladimir Djurovic.

Maki is also working up preliminary designs for the organisation’s new flagship base within Argent’s 27-hectare King’s Cross regeneration.

Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

 

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