Architecture: The Delegation of The Ismaili Imamat – from Maki and Associates

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The Delegation of The Ismaili Imamat

The building is a secular facility proposed in the City of Ottawa to establish a formal and symbolic presence for His Highness the Aga Khan and his institutions in Canada. It is configured as an elongated, rectangular “ring” whereby program surrounds two large “inner sanctuaries”: a glazed atrium and a courtyard. The building as a whole will be an interplay of visual clarity and opacity, overlaid with various degrees of translucency. Like the natural beauty of a rock crystal that is a true wonder to the human eye, it is hoped that the Delegation building will be a source of optimism, fascination, and enlightenment.

Project Name
The Delegation of The Ismaili Imamat
Completion Date
2008
Building Type
Residential / Office / Assembly
Structural System
Reinforced Concrete / Steel
Number of Floors
2+1 Basement
Site Area
9980m2
Buiding Area
3080m2
Total floor Area
8916m2
Local Architect/General Planner
Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Structural Engineer
Halcrow Yolles
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer
The Michell Partnership /
Mulvey & Banani International


/ note
/ Publication
GA Document No. 85
/ Location
199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
http://www.maki-and-associates.co.jp/e/project/44.html

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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