The centre is a complex of buildings and gardens composed of three areas : institutional, community and religious. The centre was designed by the architect Raj Rewal in co-operation with the Portuguese architect Frederico Valsassina.
The complex covers an area of 18 000 square meters, of wich 5 500 square meters are built spaces and the remaining 12 500 is occupied by green spaces and gardens.
The Ismaili Centre assimilates in itself architectural styles and influences from Lisbon's Mosterio dos Jeronimos, India's Fatehpur Sikri and Spain's Alhambra.
O arquitecto Geoffrey Bawa, do Sri Lanka, foi ontem distinguido com o Chairman's Award dos Prémios Aga Khan, numa cerimónia que decorreu na histórica cidadela de Aleppo, na Síria. Atribuído pelo Aga Kahn Trust for Culture a arquitectos que desevolvam conceitos de construção consentâneos com as necessidades e aspirações das sociedades islâmicas, foram ainda premiados nove projectos, dos 427 que se candidataram a estes prémios trienais.
AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON ROLE OF FAITHS AND MINORITIES IN AFRICA - AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON ROLE OF FAITHS AND MINORITIES IN AFRICA - 2000-09-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
A shared social ethic, underwritten by Africa's faiths, can help resolve many of the problems afflicting Africa today.'
In an address yesterday to a special session on 'Africa's Rebirth' at the XIIIth International Meeting of Peoples and Religions, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, underlined the need for a stronger basis for civil society to be able to address problems of conflict, corruption and the AIDS epidemic.
AGA KHAN AGAINST TALIBAN - AGA KHAN FUND GIVES TAJIKISTAN 2.5M DOLLARS TO IMPROVE CAPITAL CITY - 2001-04-14Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan criticises the international community for the creation of the Taliban and calls on the world to unite in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
The spiritual leader of the Shi'ite Ismailite Community made his declaration in an interview with the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Serra in which he said that the Taliban regime is a product of the civilized world and the international community.
Aga Khan arrives at the Portuguese Ministry of State and Foreign Affairs with Foreign Minister Luis Amado for the signing of the international agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat. They are accompanied by AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmad and President Amirali Bhanji of the Ismaili Council for Portugal. Photo: Ricardo Oliveira and Nuno Saraiva
O Príncipe Aga Khan incentivou os portugueses a exercerem "a sua influência global no Mundo a favor dos países em desenvolvimento, usando o que de melhor têm, o vosso conhecimento". O líder máximo dos muçulmanos ismaelitas falava na Academia das Ciências de Lisboa onde foi, hoje, homenageado.
Adriano Moreira, vice-presidente da instituição e presidente da Classe de Letras (à esq.), o Príncipe Aga Khan e Arantes e Oliveira, presidente da Academia das Ciências
8 May 2009 — An historic international agreement was signed between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat on matters relating to religion, cooperation, culture and education. The agreement was signed by Foreign Minister Luis Amado and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Portuguese Ministry of State and Foreign Affairs.