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Correa to design Islamic centre in Canada

June 01, 2010 03:43 IST
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Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims has committed to build a poject in Toronto that will showcase the progressive side of Islamic culture to the people.The centre is supposed to built at Eglinton Avenue and Wynford Drive, a part of the city best known for its dreary anonymity.

Mumbai based architect Charles Correa, has been roped in to design the complex.

The intention, is to show the "plurality of Islam," something which North Americans could always be reminded of, said the Aga Khan.

Correa has earlier worked on other restoration projests with the Aga Khan. Canada has had a good amount of Ismaili muslims who are settled there. The Wynford project, which will be ready in 2013 will shopwcase the islamic form of design and art.

Image: Architect Charles Correa (L) receives from King Juan Carlos (R), watched by Prince Aga Khan, the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture.

Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

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