FOUNT OF WIS­DOM

Architectural Digest (UAE) - - Last Word -

Emerg­ing as a Mus­lim ed­u­ca­tional hub in the heart of Lon­don’s King’s Cross, the new Aga Khan Cen­tre in­fuses Is­lamic ar­chi­tec­ture into a se­ries of six court­yards,

ter­races and gar­dens. The Maki & As­so­ci­ates-de­signed, 10,000 square me­tre build­ing in­cludes of­fices, a li­brary and ex­hi­bi­tion space as well as ex­pan­sive gar­dens, most prom­i­nent of which is the Gar­den of Tran­quil­lity, shown here. In­spired by cov­ered log­gias found in the Mid­dle East, Per­sia and Egypt, the gar­den

gives a mod­ern twist to an an­cient sym­bol of Is­lamic his­tory.

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