Aga Khan Park
A gift to Canada from His Highness the Aga Khan, a site unlike any in the world
Aga Khan Park: Museum and Ismaili Centre
Architect: Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Client: Clifford Masonry Limited
Project Type: Stone Engineering
2016–Natural Stone Institute Pinnacle Awards
Award of Merit, Commercial Exterior
PICCO Engineering had the privilege of being involved with this high-profile award-winning project. Our stone engineering expertise was crucial to ensuring the White Brazilian Granite was engineered and anchored to the concrete structure effectively and precisely. We were also tasked with assisting in the stone selection and oversaw the material testing program.
The stone selected for the two buildings, reflecting pools, pavers, planters and benches were:
Dalma Cream Croatian Limestone (honed)–Ismaili Centre
Margherita White Brazilian Granite (sand-blasted)–Aga Khan Museum
Absolute Black Chinese Granite (polished)–reflecting pools
Beige White Fleck Chinese Granite (sand-blasted)–pavers, planters, benches
The angled granite façade demanded precise connection engineering and anchor design. As Daniel Teramura, a partner at Moriyama & Teshima, stated, looking back at a visit by the Aga Khan to study samples of limestone in the daylight, “I don’t remember another client who has taken that kind of interest in the details”. PICCO’s attention to detail was critical. This project received an Ontario Association of Architects Award in April 2016 in the category of Design Excellence.