TQ3083 : Aga Khan Centre roof, Garden of Light

taken 1 month ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

Aga Khan Centre roof, Garden of Light
Aga Khan Centre roof, Garden of Light
This roof garden is enclosed in patterned screens which give varying light effects through the day. Half way up the screens is a ribbon of marble carved with calligrapic Muslim quotations, from the Qur'an and Persian poets. We were told that the trees are magnolias of a variety suitable for planting in shallow soil. Guided tours during Open Garden Squares Weekend included this garden.
Aga Khan Centre, King's Cross London
The Aga Khan Centre is a building housing organisations for education, learning and cultural exchange into Muslim civilisations. It houses Aga Khan Foundation UK, Aga Khan University Institute for the study of Muslim Civilisations, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The large 9-floor block in the King's Cross redevelopment was designed by Fumihiko Maki, a Japanese architect. It features small gardens in Islamic tradition, some as balconies, some as roof gardens.
Open Garden Squares Weekend, London
On a weekend in June each year over 200 garden squares and other gardens are open to the public. The event is organised by London Parks and Gardens Trust.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 17 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Garden 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3016 8373 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.2484N 0:7.4804W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3016 8373
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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