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Friday, December 05, 2008

Char Bagh & Flowers

Char Bagh & Flowers
Ottawa -- 5 December 2008

Orchids and other flowers overlook the char bagh, or four-part garden. In keeping with the Aga Khan's desire for openness, the two ends of the garden enclosure are glass.

Architect: Fumihiko Maki
Key features: The asymmetrical glass crystalline dome with shade structure inside. Surrounding the atrium is a cast aluminum jali screen which partly encloses the space above.

"A secular facility, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat will serve a representational role for the activities of the Imamat including its development agencies which constitute the Aga Khan Development Network."
(from the media release)

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