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Aga Khan Museum

LAST UPDATE: May 31 2019

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive
Banbury-Don Mills, North York

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Awards:
OAA Design Excellence Award; OAA People’s Choice Award; Urban Leadership Award for Urban Vitality; Marble Institute of America (MIA) + BSI Pinnacle Award

Notes:

In 2007, the Bata Shoes Head Office was demolished to make space for the construction of the museum. The Aga Khan Museum opened in September 2014 as a museum of Islamic civilizations and cultures. Light was a major inspiration for the design of the museum, especially different reflecting properties depending on the time of day and season. The exterior is white Brazilian granite. While following a contemporary design, there are some historical elements from Islamic cultures incorporated. The museum shares a 6.8 hectare site- the Aga Khan Park- with the Ismaili Centre Toronto. The museum itself is 129,167 square feet.

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
2013

Map:
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Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building

BUILDING DATA
Type:
Low-rise

Current use:
Cultural

Heritage:
No heritage status

Sources:

Sources

  1. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
    Date - November 10, 2005

  2. The Globe and Mail
    Author - Lisa Rochon
    Date - February 10, 2005
    Page - R5

  3. The Globe and Mail
    Author - Lisa Rochon
    Date - September 22, 2005
    Page - R3
    Notes - Article about new bulidings and the Bata International Centre, to be destroyed.

  4. Project Description: Aga Khan Museum
    Author - Moriyama & Teshima Architects
    More information

  5. The Museum and Site
    Author - Aga Khan Museum
    More information

  6. Project: Aga Khan Museum
    Author - Maki and Associaties
    More information

  7. Building on faith: Inside Toronto’s new Aga Khan Museum, designed by the world’s leading architects
    Author - Alex Bozikovic
    Date - August 1, 2014
    Notes - Globe and Mail article about the newly constructed building and site
    More information

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