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    Priyanka Sharma

    Multi Faith Center

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    Multi-Faith Center Site Location: Canongate, Edinburgh UK




    Since the beginning of time Architecture has acknowledged faith confined to specific religions. Churches, Mosques, Temples etc have been glorified in the world of architecture as a space of faith to address social issues of religion. A space that allows for people to respect and address to any faith however are usually unheard of, even though a good number of Britain and Edinburgh’s population seem to have o religion at all. Multi-faith spaces are a new kind of environment in which anyone of any faith can respect and interact with themselves and one another.

    Although Multi-faith spaces exist, they cannot afford to look like a church or a mosque or a temple. Their design is an open problem. The most common and characteristic type is a windowless white room with a few religious texts on a shelf and the paraphernalia of religion, when not actually in use, kept out of sight in boxes. This project offers a solution that addresses both the social issue of having a lack of evident Multi-faith spaces, as well as the design issue on the aesthetics of multi-faith spaces and the impact they have on society and the built environment.

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