Hotel at Bodhgaya, by SJK Architects

SJK Architects, Mumbai

SJK Architects, Mumbai

Bodhgaya - where the Buddha received enlightenment; one of the holiest and oldest sites of pilgrimage for the Buddhist world. Our hotel – gently uses the vocabulary of brick details from the Buddhist trail - vaults to corbelled arches to stepped jambs that soften the edges of buildings and make them welcoming and timeless. Replete with courtyards and waterbodies that play with the sunlight – stained concrete vaults and keyhole windows  create dancing shadows and a lasting emotion of serenity and surrender. - SJK Architects

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Bodhgaya is where the Buddha is deemed to have received enlightenment. It is perhaps one of the holiest and oldest sites of pilgrimage for the Buddhist world. This context as well as the skills and materials relevant to the area informed our design for this hotel, which makes extensive use of brick – a cottage industry that has remained active in the area over the last 2000 years. The vocabulary of the building, using the craftsmanship of brick vaults, pillars and architraves also attempt to convey the emotions that most embody the Buddhist practice – wisdom, courage, compassion, forbearance and perseverance.

 

Spread over 4.5 acres, the courtyards and water bodies, as well as the sloping roofscapes, create the conditions for an ecologically sustainable and highly contextual resort for Buddhist pilgrims.

Project Facts –

Project Name & Location: Hotel at Bodhgaya

Firm Name: SJK Architects

Project Category: Architecture & Interior design

Project Area:   78 keys  |  70,000 Sq.ft.  |  

Project Status: Completed

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