- Project Name: Sacred Space
- Proposed Location: Udaipur
- Built-up area: 34,600 sq. ft
- USP of the project: Use of fibonacci curves
In the city of Lakes,
And people with all sort of makes.
I walk up to a place of solace,
Where I have the freedom to express.
Where the edgy and unstable skin,
Promises to give the space within.
Tranquility and calmness merge in a world,
That is under a single sun.
The light that illuminates my mind,
Paves the way for my identity find.
I see people around walking, sitting, dancing, chanting.
As I rise higher, I feel divine.
The reflections in water look surreal ,
And the space feels ethereal.
I feel that I was as scattered as the building from outside,
But as collective as it is from inside.
I sought scarcity but I found myself,
What complimented each other were people and the structure itself.
I don’t take back memories but an experience of lifetime.
I unlocked my mind and opened my heart,
And found something which got lost in the world-
That is MYSELF.
The sacred space is conceptualized from enveloping primal and omnipresent Fibonacci curves, congregating the bits and pieces of us. The architecture is certainly not an imitation of antecedent places of worship. The edgy outdoor provokes the mind, while the ethereal free-flowing inner space provides manifold spaces for uninterrupted contemplation and prayer. As one travels across, the sacral elements of scale, flow, form, and light inspire awe and reverence. While moving, nature peaks in via crevices leading up to the magnificent view of the Lake, mountains, and sunset.
In a fast-paced modern life, the idea is to create a revered edifice within the city, where a believer can go frequently. As individual or collective faith can be divergent, there are several ways to pray. The sequential flow of viewing the past of faith in a museum, having prayer spaces at podium level, and traveling upward towards the light weaves the entire immersive experience.