Doors Open Ottawa - Aga Khan

by Abigail Gossage June. 05, 2018 869 views

After my walk in the hot sunshine to the National Research Council (see previous post) I found I had enough time to make a quick visit to the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat further down Sussex. I have always found that walking into that building gives me the same sense of peace that a church or mosque does.

From the website of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat :

"The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat was established by His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). A secular facility, the Delegation serves a representational role for the Imamat and its institutions, offering a centre for building relationships, enabling quiet diplomacy, disseminating knowledge and information, while reflecting the wide-ranging humanistic and humanitarian agenda of the AKDN.
Designed by award-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the building opened in December 2008. The design emerges from the Aga Khan’s belief that architecture is not simply about buildings, but about the quality of life of those that inhabit the built environment. The Delegation has received the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture (2012), and two awards from the Ontario Association of Architects: the Celebration of Excellence Award and People’s Choice Award (2010)."

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 1 month ago

What an amazing building - a real photographer’s paradise.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 1 month ago

Yes, one of these days I will try to arrange a proper photo shoot.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 1 month ago

The structures and patterns are amazing, but in #4 there is this big get together of angle, shadow, light, structure, pattern, - just WOW. The play between all of them is mesmerizing.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 1 month ago

It is indeed a wonderful building.  Glad you enjoyed the images.

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Berckmans Peter 3 years, 1 month ago

A modern clean tight building with some links to the old architecture. Looks amazing and very good camerawork. Was a tripod allowed?

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 1 month ago

Might not have been a problem but the point was moot as I did not have one with mesmile

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 1 month ago

Fascinating structure! Nice camera work!

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Abigail Gossage 3 years, 1 month ago

My pleasure! 

:=D

Cheers!

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