Saturday 19 September 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am BST
Spanning nearly two decades, the unique design partnership between Pritzker Prize winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and the Aga Khan Development Network has resulted in a trilogy of signature buildings - The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat (Ottawa, Canada), the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) and most recently the Aga Khan Centre (London, UK).
As part of the Open House Festival 2020, you are invited to meet Maki and Associates’ lead architect Gary Kamemoto and hear the fascinating story of how his firm’s partnership with AKDN evolved and took shape. Learn about the conceptual and technical approach as well as some of the challenges faced by the design and construction teams as they aimed to deliver to the ambitious aspirations of the client.
Kamemoto’s presentation will provide an in-depth look at the innovative processes and materials used to achieve this trio of iconic and distinct buildings that make up the Maki and Associates and AKDN trilogy. His visual presentation will be followed by a conversation with Victoria Jessen-Pike, the design consultant for the Aga Khan Centre in Kings Cross.