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Universal Temple
During the winter of 1985, as a consequence of a good supper, a strange abstract drawing started to get shaped in the form of an architectonical object. In a few hours a sort of suburban monolith was ready. After a week the effect of the dinner was gone and the original scheme consisted of a Philosophy Temple, located somewhere. The version shown here (revised 1990 and placed in France) shows a strong horizontal structure supported by one large body that contains the main library and meditation spaces. At the top the complex has lecture rooms, workshops and a comfortable Auditorium for 510 seats. This is a project that explores not only the morphologies of megastructures, but the idea of breaking a massive object. The form acts and re-acts permanently, showing endless changing situations in a highly narrative way.   EN   ES

architect: POUCHULU / project: 1985 / area: 27.300 sqm / location: Normadie, France / Copyright © Patricio Pouchulu Architect 2001