FGS / Institute Fo Guang Shan

In a new city, surrounded by suburban housing, sprawl and a scientific park, this project of a Cultual Center attempts to seclude itself.  With the purpose of creating a calm, peaceful environment with a nice atmosphere in which to meditate, we created a stone wall supporting an undulating green garden. We then structured the program of prayer rooms, museum space, library, tea room, classrooms, housing, and temporary residences under this undulating surface.  Divided into 3 areas, each organized around a public square, the program is classified between public, main and private.  Passing through the wall, one can access the courtyards and walk up the slopes of the garden to reach the programmatic spaces above.