These awards have been introduced by Architectural Review, a highly-acclaimed global architecture magazine that began publishing in London in 1896. The winners are chosen from about 200 entries from countries such as Japan, Germany, Canada, UK, China, Norway, Turkey, Finland, etc. which adds to the award’s prestige. The awards do not focus just on the design, but also on how these future projects will contribute to their wider location and users. An important parameter for evaluation is also the potential of the project to enhance the natural, cultural, and ecological heritage of the region and the country.
The under-construction iconic lantern-shaped Satsang and Meditation Complex is a temple of knowledge where Pujya Gurudevshri’s enlightening discourses will be delivered. With a capacity of over 10,000 people, this uniquely designed architectural marvel strikes a delicate balance between utility and artistry. Spanning an area of 1,50,000 sq. ft., built at a towering height of 12-storeys, the complex also houses a meditation hall, museum, library, two large multipurpose halls, and four classrooms. The design of the complex resembles ‘Navpadji’ from a bird’s eye view.
Breathtaking from the outside, sublime from the inside, this Satsang and Meditation Complex will support the spiritual endeavours of seekers for generations to come.
With Pujya Gurudevshri’s vision and guidance, Shri Dharampur Tirth, a centre for spiritual regeneration, is now being recognised globally for cultural regeneration as well.