p1_Alex Kaplan_04

Auroville is an experimental township located in India that is based on the principles of peace and progressive harmony as well as human unity. The master plan, designed by French architect Roger Anger, reflects these ideals, creating a centralized community. The plan is anchored in the center by what is called “The Peace Area” which consists of a large Banyan Tree, an outdoor Amphitheater and the Matrimandir, a temple. This project is a good example of how a theoretical idea can be then translated into related graphics and then again into built structure. Anger took into consideration the needs and philosophical desires of the community, and used them to directly connect one with the surrounding structures. We can use this idea of connection to the community in the design of our skyscrapers. Even though they are vertical entities, skyscrapers must also fit into their overall context and the design must show and understanding for the community’s ideals.



  1. 02 Regina Stack

    I like this idea of “creating a centralized community.” Creating a centralized community with a skyscraper could be an interesting challenge. And this project seems to be not only central for the community but has a central element within it as well. I think the idea of some kind of central element in a skyscraper could be a very interesting thing to explore! :grin: