The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Complete Publication

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The Aga Khan Museum in Focus

The Aga Khan Museum, which is scheduled to open in Canada in 2011, receives detailed treatment in a recently released book by Philip Jodidio. The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto covers the architecture and gardens that define the space, elaborates on the aims of the museum, and includes a preview of the collections and exhibitions that will fill the galleries. Renderings of the museum and landscape design, along with photographs of select art pieces intended for display, accompany the text.

ArchNet is proud to present The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto in its entirety within the Publications section of the Digital Library.

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Author: ismailimail

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5 thoughts

  1. This is an impressive project for a multitude of reasons. Not only does it bring together three internationally renowned and diverse architects together, the principals of the project are broader than what we normally find. As an example, in order to add green to the city and to provide diverse and unique gardens within a public park setting, significant costs are being absorbed to place parking underground. In effect, it could easily be seen as a major green roof project!

    The museum will be Fumihiko Maki’s second project in Canada (I believe he just did a major embassy in Ottawa). He is a huge architect, having one the Pritzker Prize and having been commissioned to do one of the new World Trade Centre towers in New York.

    Charles Correa is another brilliant internationally recognized architect – the Ismaili Centre on the site (which you can see in several renderings in the book) will be his first building in Canada.

    Lastly, but not least, Vladimir Djurovic is one of the most famous garden and outdoor landscape architects in the world. Again, this will be his first project in Canada. This park will be a place for all peoples to meet, ponder, engage and enjoy. I can’t wait!!!


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