London’s Aga Khan Centre comes alive with a series of Islamic Gardens – Peak inside its tranquil havens

London’s Aga Khan Centre comes alive with a series of Islamic Gardens - Peak inside its tranquil havensBy MALAIKA BYNG for Spaces.com: London may have lost its Garden Bridge but now it’s got a ‘garden building’: the new Aga Khan Centre in King’s Cross, featuring a series of six courtyards, terraces and gardens inspired by Muslim societies around the world.

The Muslim educational hub is a white limestone beacon designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki that will connect to a ‘ribbon’ of green spaces in the King’s Cross regeneration area when it fully opens on 22 September. Built as a centre for learning, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim cultures, the 10,000 sqm building is conceived as a calming sanctuary that – in an era of frayed relations – aims to reflect the Islamic values of ‘openness, dialogue and respect for pluralism’.

More at the source: thespaces.com / MALAIKA BYN / June 28, 2018

 

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