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IN SEARCH OF MY BINDU: A PLACE TO STAND

UniversityThe University of Auckland
Lead DesignersAkash Kumar
Design TeamDr. Karamia Müller, Phil Smith
Project LocationAuckland, New Zealand
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Landmarks, symbolic structures, memorials, public , Silver in Architecture Categories / Urban Design, Silver in Architecture Categories / Mix - Use Architectural designs
Entry Description

This new community centre, identifies synergies between the customs and beliefs of the Hindu and Māori cultures and their deeply rooted connections to nature and the universe. The proposal sensitively interweaves the two cultures into something new. It ensures that the rich history and culture between the Indian and Māori communities are kept safe and passed on to generations forthcoming. It is a space in which architecture helps to facilitate identity formation and strives to be an interpretation of a New Zealand, Kiwi-Indian architecture which showcases the potential to one day be realised.