Hare Krishna Cultural Center By Tushar Sogani Is An Epitome of Modern Interpretation of Vedic Temple Planning | Jaipur

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Architect Tushar Sogani, Founder and Principal Architect of eponymous firm Tushar Sogani Designs Pvt Ltd, envisioned and designed this modern temple cum cultural complex in JagatpuraJaipur using modern and traditional design techniques. The design team used new-age materials like glass and steel to create this wonderful temple, which is considered to be one of the tallest temple structures of the state with provisions for stairs and lifts in the temple Shikhar. The mixed-use complex accommodates temples, exhibition areas, convention center, banquet halls, mega kitchens, Vedic expo halls, meeting rooms, lecture theatre, offices, and Satsang halls. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) received more information about the project from the architect. Take a look:

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hkccThe spiritual quotient of an individual is always linked to the place where he worships and the environment he uses. Today, in the era of changes, even temples have seen that much-required transformation of being a house of several social activities, clubbed together in a form that is an extension of the metamorphic principles of Vedic temple architecture.

Use of New Age Materials in Construction

With the ever-changing patterns of design in architecture, temple architecture has evolved in response to the changes in worshipping style. The firm has used glass and other modern materials in the construction process of the complex. Glass creates various patterns of light and shadow making it a furthermore interesting space inside.

hkcc“In relation to the new technology and materials at our disposal, we have had various experimentations in temple architecture also. While maintaining the sanctity of the space and the religious beliefs attached to it, this temple signifies the era of modern temple architecture itself,” said Tushar Sogani.

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A Multifunctional Space 

The Hare Krishna Cultural Centres (HKCC) has been a revolution worldwide. People from all walks of life have joined the movement and devotees have made it a mass movement. This change is also seen in the buildings where they worship. 

100%“Keeping the temple’s traditions in mind, we designed the temple aiming to construct a multipurpose space to attract people, and perform as a public space in the town. In addition, a thin and large glass façade Shikhar allowed us to achieve symbolic temple architecture.”

hkccLooking at the history of temple architecture one can see the development of the craft and the symbolic roofs. In order to ensure the space for people’s communication in urban areas where fire protection is strictly required, it was important to design reinforced concrete structures by layering to compose the functions. 

hkccConsidering these factors, the design team has made the structural attempt by the following history and creating a space where a large roof kindly receives the people.

Project Details

Project Name: Hare Krishna Cultural Centre (HKCC)
Architects: Tushar Sogani Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Location: JagatpuraJaipur
Category:  Temple cum cultural complex
Area:  3.5 lac sq.ft.
Project Year:  2019-ongoing
Client name:  Akshayapatra and Harikrishna movement
Design team:  Ar. Tushar Sogani, Ar. Abhishek Jain
Picture credit: Rohit Bari

About the Firm

Led by principal architect Tushar Sogani, TSDPL is a full-service architectural, planning and interior designing studio which comprises of a team driven professionals passionately working through user-centric sustainable design solutions. It is a green-certified studio by IGBC. Currently, the firm is working at all scales across the country to create residential, cultural, commercial and other mix-use spaces which perfectly blend and sync with the surroundings. As a firm, they have been honing their skills from over 20 years combined with professionalism, quality designs, latest technology in designing and customer-friendly approach.
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Tushar Sogani, Founding Principal, Tushar Sogani Designs Pvt. Ltd.

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