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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

Toronto, ON

©Kalloon Photography

Architect: Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Client: Clifford Masonry Limited

Completion: 2015
Category: Cultural

Project Type: Stone Engineering

Stone Types:
+ Absolute Chinese Black Granite
+ Beige White Fleck Chinese Granite
+ Dalma Cream Croatian Limestone
+ Margherita White Brazilian Granite


2016–Natural Stone Institute Pinnacle Awards

Award of Merit, Commercial Exterior


​​​Aug 2014–The Globe & Mail

Jul 2017–Stone World

Sep 2017–Construction Canada

Mar 2018–Construction Canada


Jun 2020–Case Study: Testing + Material Selection

​​Related Projects

Ismaili Centre–Prayer Hall and Feature Elements

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 facade 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 in this project.

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