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Narayantala Thakurdalan

Making of a Place | Concrete | Contemporary | Light & Shade

Location: Bansberia, West Bengal, India
Area: 71 sqm
Status: Completed in September 2018

This place of worship played a different role in each person's daily life and this provided cues for the design of the space.
The corner is designed to be column free and porous encouraging congregation during festivities to spill over the physical edge of the structure. It was detailed with modular pre-cast jali units - that optimized the time and resource. Based on the drawings provided, the customised ply formwork for the jali was made by the locals. The pavilion’s finishes were designed to be simple with an unpretentious purity keeping construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.