VERITE COMUNITY, KOTTAKARAI, AUROVILLE
PROJECT YEAR: 1995-1996
LOCATION: Verite, Kottakarai , Auroville
PROJECT TYPE: Public
Verite multipurpose hall is a project done at the verite center for healing in Auroville. The hall is used for various activities such as yoga and meditation sessions as well as dance classes and many more activities.
The hall is a circular space designed with one opening at the apex of the roof for a small beam of light to pass through. The structure is held in place using piers and a dome roof adorns the crown of the building. The walls are made of brick and the roof is a concrete roof held in place by ring beams.
The hall has one doorway and a number of French window openings providing a strong connection to its surroundings. Louvered ventilation shafts are placed above the windows above which arched openings providing sufficient lighting to the space. The flooring is a red oxide finish. The structure was aimed at a low-cost hall with interesting structure and design.