Gallery: Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in...

 
The Khalsa Heritage Centre is a gorgeous new museum celebrating the Sikh people that was inaugurated today in the holy town of Anandpur Sahib, India. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the sandstone cultural center and museum is deeply rooted in the surrounding landscape and takes inspiration from regional architecture and the Sikh religion. Local sandstone was used in the construction of the center, which includes exhibition space, a library, an auditorium, and archives. The grand structure celebrates 500 years of Sikh history and the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa, the scriptures written by the tenth and last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh, founder of the modern Sikh faith.

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  1. Kohinoor January 3, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Am very happy to hear of this. If it’s unfinished, urge the authorities to ensure that it gets completed asap. Mr Safdie’s Salt Lake City Library design is dreamlike, enjoyed it each time I went to the Main Library during a period of 7 years.

  2. freddy December 7, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Message to Punjab Govt.

    Please, please finish off this beautiful structure asap, it would be such a waste to see it remain unfinished and to slowly disintegrate. Every day it remains unfinished is surely a loss of face to all those involved in the handling of the project, please look to the common good and not only to your individual aspirations.

  3. Jennie Toms November 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    A beautiful design that is in harmony with nature

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