Yoga Nikaya
Hosūr, India
The yoga and meditation centre is located in a seven-acre orchard in a village near Hosur and includes yoga/meditation halls, amphitheatre, cottages, dormitories, dining facilities and a telescopic observatory. The self-sustainable centre’s design is inspired by yoga postures where structure and form reflect a body balanced but poised with a gesture of movement sitting comfortably in the landscape. Walls and roofs are angled. A limited palette of locally sourced and recycled material includes timber, stone, concrete, brick and coconut husks. Pathways weave through the landscape past a water retention pond, lotus pond, and water channels leading to a still-water court.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Hosūr, India
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Events
2011
Variant Names
Yoga Nikaya
Building Usages
sport facility
recreation and sport
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee