The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with the 2013 Gold Medal – their highest honour – in a ceremony that took place at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa on 27 November 2013. The event received wide coverage, including a special edition issue of the Canadian Architect magazine.
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Canadian Architect RAIC Gold Medal Magazine 2013
A museum, Ismaili Centre, and Islamic-inspired park are significant additions to the city that aim to facilitate mutual understanding and exchange between different communities and faiths.
His Highness the Aga Khan does not look like a man who spends time on construction sites, but when it comes to architecture he knows his stuff, says Canadian Architect magazine editor Elsa Lam.
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