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AGA KHAN'S LEGACY IS ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATION</I> - 2005-02-10

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Thursday, 2005, February 10
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The winner of the 2005 Vincent Scully Prize, LISA ROCHON writes, has commissioned three new works to be built in Canada. To honour the presence of Ismailis (who number about 75,000 across Canada) and all Muslims who arrive daily to Canada from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, the Aga Khan has commissioned three new works in architecture designed by extraordinary architects: the Ottawa Centre for the Aga Khan Development Network and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, both designed by the sublime Japanese modernist Fumihiko Maki; and the Ismaili Centre, with its vast prayer hall to be designed by Charles Correa and constructed on the same site as the Toronto museum.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


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The National Building Museum has awarded its Vincent J. Scully Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan. The prize recognizes individuals who raise awareness of the built environment.
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Prince Karim Aga Khan IV received the fifth Vincent Scully Prize in recognition of his decades of work to re-energize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. The Vincent Scully prize, named for a professor of architecture at Yale University, was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.

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