Aga Khan Campus: A Museum, Ismaili Centre, & Islamic-inspired Park

Aga Khan Campus: A Museum, Ismaili Centre & Islamic-inspired Park

Toronto Trio: A museum, Ismaili Centre, and islamic-inspired park are significant additions to the city that aim to facilitate mutual understanding and exchange between different communities and faiths. By: Elsa Lam / Canadian Architect While the Aga Khan’s development agencies often choose to work behind the scenes, their new Toronto projects are impossible to keep…

His Highness the Aga Khan with architect Bruno Freschi (left) and former Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Henry Bell-Irwing (centre), at the Vancouver Ismaili Centre site in 1982. AKDN/Christopher Little

In Search of Empathetic Architecture: Architect Bruno Freschi recalls the inspired discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan

Architect Bruno Freschi recalls the inspired discussions with his Highness the Aga Khan that guided the design of the Vancouver Ismaili Centre. By: Bruno Freschi The uniqueness of this encounter was its absolute unexpectedness, my total surprise, and the slowly unfolding client aspirations for this rather auspicious building. I had received a call from someone…

Photographs: President of the Portuguese Republic presented North-South Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan and to Suzanne Jabbour

Photographs: President of the Portuguese Republic presented North-South Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan and to Suzanne Jabbour

The President of the Republic presided at the XIX Award Ceremony of the NORTH-South Prize of the Council of Europe, and presented the prizes to His Highness the Aga Khan and to the physician Suzanne Jabbour, two individualities who distinguished themselves on behalf of the respect for and dignity of the human being, and for…

Photographs by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe: 2013 Prize

Council of Europe Newsroom: Aga Khan and Suzanne Jabbour receive North-South Centre Prize

Lisbon, 12 june 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network AKDN, and Suzanne Jabbour, Lebanese doctor, chair of the Executive Committee of the International Council for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, are receiving today the 2013 North-South Centre Prize. The Prize is being presented to them by…

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan's acceptance address for the North-South Prize (Lisbon, Portugal)

NEW SPEECH: His Highness the Aga Khan’s acceptance address for the North-South Prize (Lisbon, Portugal)

In a ceremony presided over by the President of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan and and Suzanne Jabbour were today awarded the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s 2013 North-South Prize. Also present at the ceremony, held in the Parliament of Portugal, were the President of the Republic…

TheIsmaili.org: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal ahead of North-South prize ceremony

TheIsmaili.org: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal ahead of North-South prize ceremony

Lisbon, 11 June 2014 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this morning at the invitation of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, to receive the 2013 North-South Prize. The prize will be presented by the President of the Republic of Portugal, His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva at the Senate hall of the Portuguese Parliament on Thursday,…

Commendation: Council of Europe honors His Highness the Aga Khan with the 2013 Prize

Commendation: Council of Europe honors His Highness the Aga Khan with the 2013 North-South Prize

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe announces its 2013 North-South Prize is awarded to His Highness Prince Aga Khan, Shah Karim al-Hussaini, and the Aga Khan Development Network, and Suzanne Jabbour.  The award ceremony, tomorrow (June 12, 2014) in Lisbon Portugal, will be presided over by Maria Assunção Esteves, President of the Assembly…

Architecture and the “essence of human life” - By His Highness the Aga Khan

Architecture and the “essence of human life” – By His Highness the Aga Khan

The following is the text of a speech given by His Highness the Aga Khan at the presentation of the Gold Medal by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in Ottawa, November 27. President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Madame Clarkson, excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen …

North-South Award Ceremony Announced: His Highness the Aga Khan to receive Council of Europe Award

North-South Award Ceremony Announced: His Highness the Aga Khan to receive Council of Europe Award

The North-South Prize has been awarded every year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity. The candidates, preferably a man and a woman, must have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defense of pluralist democracy, public awareness raising on issues of…