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Construction of the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka

22 June 2018

Construction of the newest Aga Khan Academy is underway in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The fourth school in the Academies network, the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka will be located on a 20-acre plot in Bashundara, Dhaka and will enrol 750 students (K–12) with a capacity to expand to 1,200. Residential facilities will be provided for students and staff to allow for wide participation and enable a diverse learning community.

The school has been designed by renowned international architects to ensure the best possible educational experience in a physical environment that resonates with local Bangladeshi culture and architectural traditions.

The design for the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka received the award for best ‘Future Education’ project at the World Architecture Festival 2017, held on 15-17 November in Berlin, Germany. The award recognises the excellence of the school’s design as well as the project’s intention to generate positive social impact, which arises from the mission and values of the Aga Khan Academies and the wider Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Watch the video below to see the current stage of construction of the Academy.

Click here to see the AKA Dhaka campus construction diary.