Shanti Sadan

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Nature begets Spirituality and so most religious centers are ensconced amidst nature. Shanti Sadan is a place for worship and service. The spatial planning of this facility, the materials used in construction and the simple form that defines this building are all a reflection of the austere life of the nuns of this community. The overall aesthetics of the building drew its inspirations from Buddhist caves at Ajanta with vaulted ceiling, the apsidal planning of Durga temple at Aihole, and the typical Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Church plans. The two storied linear mass on the northern side has an RCC vault roof finished in China mosaic to reflect the summer heat. Our approach to this project was to understand the semiotics associated with religious architecture and separate it from the pervasive image of what architectural forms and shapes define a specific religion.

Mysore, India

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Applicant and authors of the project
Between Spaces.
Architecture and interior design practice that concerns itself with contextually relevant design, understand the local condition, the traditional method of construction and design a building which celebrates the spirit of the place and time with a contemporary undertone.
We love complex spaces. We enjoy working with natural materials but most importantly we like to keep it simple.
Design team: Cariappa, Pooja Nagraj, Pramod Jaiswal & Divya E

Other participants
Structural Consultant: Skylark Engineering Consultant
Contractor: Abraham & Thomas Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Photo credits: Shamanth J Patil