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2004-05-22 Madrid

2004, May 22: Madrid, Spain: Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel landed in Madrid for the wedding, as did former Czech President Vaclav Havel and the presidents of Portugal, Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Royalty arriving in Madrid included Dutch Queen Beatrix, the kings and queens of Belgium and Sweden, the Aga Khan and the crown princes of Norway and Bahrein. About 30 heads of state or government as well as scores of royalty were expected to attend the wedding.

Masterpieces of Islamic Art to be displayed at the Caixa Foundation - 2009-06-04

2009, June 4: Madrid, Spain - Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Collection of the Aga Khan Museum exhibition that is to be held at the Caixa Foundation in Madrid, Spain. [12.00 horas: S.M. El Rey y el Aga Khan inauguran la exposici

ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS FIRST FORUM - 2008-01-15

2008, January 15: The Alliance of Civilizations First Forum will be held in Madrid's Municipal Convention Centre (Av. de la Capital de Espa

KING JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN & H. H. The Aga Khan MARK THE OPENING OF ZAFRA HOUSE - 1991-06-05

On 5th June, 1991 in Granada, Spain, King Juan Carlos of Spain and Mawlana Hazar Imam, participated in a ceremony marking the official opening of a restored fourteenth century Arab house in the historic Albaycin quarter of Granada.
The house, known as the Zafra House after one of its sixteenth century proprietors, has been restored by the Municipality of Granada with financial and professional assistance provided by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The restoration work on this small Nasrid house, which will serve as the Centre for Historic Studies of Granada and its Kingdom, took two years.

KING JUAN CARLOS HONORS H. H. The Aga Khan - 1988-06-01

King Juan Carlos of Spain, in July, presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with the Gold Medal for architecture at a ceremony at the Royal Palace, Madrid.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is the first recipient, outside Spain, to be given this honor by the Higher Council of Spanish architects, in recognition of his contribution to conservation and to the development of the profession.

HONOURS CONFERRED ON H. H. The Aga Khan BY KING JUAN CARLOS - 1991-11-22

At a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, on November 22nd 1991, His Majesty King Juan Carlos conferred on Mawlana Hazar Imam the Gran Cruz del Merito Civil. The award, one of Spain's most important civil decorations, was presented on the recommendation of the country's Foreign Minister.
In 1987, King Juan Carlos presented Hazar Imam with the Medalla de Oro del Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos at a ceremony at the Royal Palace in the presence of members of the Spanish Architectural Association.

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A Prince and his Prize: 1998-11-02

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The Arts/Architecture

When the 1970s oil boom fueled a construction frenzy in the Islamic world, Prince Karim Aga Khan watched in dismay. Anonymous modernist buildings started sprouting across the land, and his society, he felt, was suffering from a poverty of abundance. Many of the structures were bereft of style and cultural context. It is therefore not surprising that the Aga Khan, 61, a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed and spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, found a new calling.

Los Reyes en Granada-1998-10-23

En presencia del Aga Khan hicieron entrega de los premios de arquitectura que llevan el nombre del líder espiritual ismaelita.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Presentation of the Granada de Oro, City Hall, Granada. -1998-10-10

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Your Excellency,
Honourable members of the Municipal Council of the City of Granada,
Distinguished Guests,

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Presentation of the Granada de Oro, City Hall, Granada. -1998-10-10

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Your Excellency,
Honourable members of the Municipal Council of the City of Granada,
Distinguished Guests,

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Rewarding buildings-1998-11-07

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The Globe and Mail

Norwegian architecture students Per Christian Brynildsen and Jan Olav Jensen were on a student group tour of India and Nepal in 1983 when they took an unexpected detour. They left their classmates to help missionaries plan and design a lepers hospital near Chopda Taluka in the Indian state of Maharastra. Caught up with their first chance to build, the two stayed out of school for a year to complete the project. They helped the patients quarry the nearby sandstone, collect teak wood for windows and use a concrete aerator, the only power tool used in the entire hospital's construction.

An Islamic Reminder of the Sacred in Design-1998-10-11

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www.nyt.com

ga Khan: the name shimmers with glamour. Fabulous wealth. Palatial houses. Racehorses. Yachts. Jewels. Royal prerogative. As if that weren't enough, the Aga Khan is also the most important figure in the world of architecture today. In a ceremony at the Alhambra in Spain last Friday, Prince Karim Aga Khan honored seven buildings and urban plans, winners of the 1998 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture.

An Islamic Reminder of the Sacred in Design-1998-10-11

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www.nyt.com

Aga Khan: the name shimmers with glamour. Fabulous wealth. Palatial houses. Racehorses. Yachts. Jewels. Royal prerogative. As if that weren't enough, the Aga Khan is also the most important figure in the world of architecture today. In a ceremony at the Alhambra in Spain last Friday, Prince Karim Aga Khan honored seven buildings and urban plans, winners of the 1998 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture.

Speech by his Highness the Aga Khan at the 1998 Award Presentation Ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture-1998-10-09

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Your Majesties,
Mr. President,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

Los Reyes apoyan la creación de una ruta histórica y turística del legado andalusí-1998-10-10

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Los Reyes respaldaron ayer en Granada la Fundación del Legado Andalusí, el proyecto cultural ideado en 1995 por la Junta para promover la ruta arquitectónica y cultural de la herencia andalusí. Las dudas sobre cuál debía ser su estructura han impedido hasta ahora su funcionamiento regular. Don Juan Carlos señaló a la civilización arábigoandaluza como "el germen de la Europa" de la que los españoles son "miembros y socios". Los Reyes asistieron por la tarde en el Generalife a la entrega de los prestigiosos premios de arquitectura creados por el agá Jan, amigo de ambos, en 1977.

Aga Khan Emphasises Need to Sustain Cultural Pluralism; Islamic Societies Contribute Solutions to Global Challenges -1998-10-10

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Civil strife, expanding populations, poverty, urban drift, hegemonic claims of traditional orthodoxies and monopolistic tendencies in electronic media can be destructive of world culture and are dangers to tomorrow's human and physical environment, but they need not overwhelm every society.

Aga Khan awards for architecture announced-1998-10-10

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News

Seven winners of the 1998 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced yesterday.

They range from a private house to a palace and from a leper hospital to a state parliament building. They also include two imaginative schemes for regenerating an old town and an area of slums and a building to house an arts council.

The ceremony took place yesterday at The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada, Spain, in the presence of the King and Queen of Spain and the Aga Khan and the Begum Aga Khan.

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