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An overview of the Aga Khan Park.


Toronto’s Newest Cultural Hub, the Aga Khan Park


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his past May, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne offi- cially inaugurated the Aga Khan Park, a landscaped green space that encompasses the area between and


around the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre. The Aga Khan Park in Toronto, Canada offers visi-


tors a remarkable opportunity: to experience the work of three internationally-renowned architects on a single site. Sitting as if in conversation, the Aga Khan Park, Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre are complementary in design yet distinct in function. Each draws freely from the present and past, and reflects the international collabora- tion of Vladimir Djurovic (Lebanon), Fumihiko Maki (Japan), and Charles Correa (India), together with the Toronto firm Moriyama and Teshima Architects. Integrat- ing the natural, artistic and spiritual worlds, they attest to the power of built environments to inspire visitors today — and create a remarkable legacy for generations to come. In the Aga Khan Park, Vladimir Djurovic aimed to


re-create the sensory experience — sounds, aromas, textures, and colours — that he experienced while visiting


localgardener.net Looking out over a water feature towards the Aga Khan Museum. Summer 2015 • 7


Photo by Janet Kimber.


Photo by Geoff Grenville.


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