Aga Khan Museum + Ismaili Centre | ?m | ?s | Aga Khan Dev. | Maki and Associates

walli

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
303
Reaction score
0
June 26, 2011
More roof coverage.

img6919l.jpg

Would be good to get an update from this vantage!
 

walli

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
303
Reaction score
0

walli

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
303
Reaction score
0
Maki's other Aga Khan building in Canada (Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat) just won a Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

Very interesting Ottawa Citizen article:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/News/Ottawa/6586404/story.html

Citation:
http://raic.org/honours_and_awards/awards_gg_medals/2012recipients/ismailiimamat_e.htm
Governor General’s Medals in Architecture Jury Comment said:
This is a significant addition to Ottawa’s repertoire of diplomatic buildings and puts Canadian architecture firmly on the world stage. Impressively monumental in scale, the project combines a powerful civic presence with a remarkable level of sophistication. Its integration of traditional Islamic motifs such as specially crafted screens and a lush courtyard garden is choreographed with assurance and sensitivity, bringing the building wonderfully to life as a delicate and sensual piece of architecture, while the quality of materials and detailing is outstanding.
 

walli

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
303
Reaction score
0
I'll be the first to admit I'm very interested in the Aga Khan's visit, however, in context of this thread, we really should try to keep it to construction and directly related aspect of the project. There will most certainly be specific aspects of the project that will need to be ready for the big guy's visit, and perhaps the rumors about new enhanced lighting are related to this.
 

ladyscraper

man alive
Member Bio
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
529
Reaction score
1
Thanks for the people in the thread that are posting the photo updates. I'm not a religious person but I find this to be quite an interesting set of buildings and I will definitely visit the museum when it is open!
 

walli

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
303
Reaction score
0
Here are some photos from about five weeks ago by Medhi Esmail via Picadaweb:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104846363423995421569/AgaKhanWynfordParkConstructionProjects17

In these images it looks like a new layer on the museum auditorium dome, or is that snow?
https://picasaweb.google.com/104846363423995421569/AgaKhanWynfordParkConstructionProjects17#5731436910395001106
https://picasaweb.google.com/104846363423995421569/AgaKhanWynfordParkConstructionProjects17#5731437282665578402

In this image, you can see a frame for the large angled skylight I've mentioned before. You can't see it from Jim's view. Wonder if the glass is now on there and what it looks like?
https://picasaweb.google.com/104846363423995421569/AgaKhanWynfordParkConstructionProjects17#5731436843372417858

Those trees that were recently put in are very large!
 
Last edited:

Torontovibe

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
5,689
Reaction score
942
Location
Toronto
I'm so glad to see that they are covering up all the exposed concrete. This will be a wonderful cultural attraction, once it is finished. Toronto needs all the top quality attractions it can get.
 

canmark

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
May 23, 2011
Messages
762
Reaction score
4
Location
Markham
I love how, when you're driving north on the DVP at night, the illumninated glass prayer hall roof looks like a white mountaintop (or an iceberg). Love that it's a slightly irregular shape, rather than a perfect pyramid.
 

walli

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
303
Reaction score
0
I love how, when you're driving north on the DVP at night, the illumninated glass prayer hall roof looks like a white mountaintop (or an iceberg). Love that it's a slightly irregular shape, rather than a perfect pyramid.

Someone else had mentioned earlier that the approach from DVP north-bound is quite impressive. Would love to see a picture of a video!
 

Top