Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ARCH-ARQ: moshe safdie: khalsa heritage center

international practice safdie architects has completed the 'khalsa heritage center' located in anandpur sahib, punjab, india.
slated to officially open this fall, the new museum complex is dedicated to the sikh people, commemorating 500 years of
history and the 300th anniversary of khalsa, scriptures written by the notable and final guru, gobind singh. overlooking the
adjacent town, the 75 acre site is divided by a ravine and interconnected with a pedestrian bridge.

the western half contains an entry piazza, auditorium, extensive library and interchangeable exhibition spaces. on the eastern
half of the site, galleries with permanent displays are housed within a series of five concave peaked roofs prefacing the dramatic
himalayan mountains.


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