Aga Khan Centre, London

Maki & Associates, Allies and Morrison

Structural Engineer
Expedition Engineering

Steelwork Contractor

Main Contractor
BAM Construct UK Ltd

AKDN, Argent

The Aga Khan Centre is a place for education, knowledge and insight into Muslim civilisations. The structure therefore houses an unusual blend of education and office spaces, research, administrative and representational spaces, with six Islamic inspired gardens interwoven over the height of the building.

The architectural vision was for the monolithic stone-clad body of the building containing the main educational and office spaces to cantilever out over the glazed ground floor spaces that interface with the public realm. Steel was instrumental is realising this vision.

The Aga Khan Centre is a special building in use, appearance, and construction.