LA STŪPA

Westfield Rooftop, Corner Pitt Street Mall and Market Street, Sydney.

Situated in the central business district Sydney, La Stūpa extends to the rooftop space of the project building.

CLIENT DESCRIPTION

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

CONCEPT DESCRIPTION

The concept development commenced from a memorable voyage to Cambodia. While discovering the historical significance of ancient Cambodian temples and engravings, this opened awareness and appreciation for the talent of this civilisation. La Stūpa spatial design is influenced by the traditional symmetrical planning of Cambodian Buddhist and Hindu temples. The columned corridors offer fluid circulation from the entrance to the scattered lounging spaces  while connecting to the exterior courtyards.

The main spaces located in the courtyards are designed with identities including the central Stūpa structure. The reliquary Stūpa observed in various temples, embodies the specific elements towards the path of enlightenment. Architecturally, the Stūpa incorporates the five principle geometric forms corresponding to the five natural elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. 

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