Aga Khan Centre

 

Solutions & Technologies

 

Information

Location
London, UK
Date
2018
Architect
Maki & Associates, led by Fumihiko Maki
Entrepreneur
BAM Construct UK
Solution and technologies
Envelope & Fire+
Project description Aga Khan

Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki has completed an educational centre, with a series of roof spaces, terraces and courtyards for the Aga Khan Foundation in London. A project achieved with the use of Ductal®. Each year, the foundation organizes the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, one of the world's most prestigious architecture prizes.

 

Description

The newly completed nine story block building hosts research and educational spaces. The Aga Khan Foundation center stands next to another major London Ductal® reference work, the Gas Holder Triplets Kings Cross, completed in 2017.

 

Optimization

Combining utilitarian sun-shading and stunning design inspired by the Arabic cultures from around the world, this original lattice design brings tactful cultural reference to the garden spaces on the roofs, terraces and courtyards inside the educational center. The intricate and complex panels make use of Ductal UHPC and stainless steel fibers.

The expectation of Aga Khan is that “from this new home, our education-oriented institutions will contribute powerfully to building new bridges of understanding across the gulfs of ignorance". Ductal® facilitates such cross-cultural connections by mixing inspiring cultural influences with cutting edge concrete technology in a monument designed to stand the test of time.

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