Hampi Tourism Nodes
Culture I Hampi, Karnataka
A Competition Entry for KTDC
An Architectural Competition for Visitors Center's at various nodes for Hampi
Area 5,300 Sq. ft
Team Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty
KAMLAPUR-MAJOR INTERCHANGE NODE:
This node provides an opportunity to create a central organizing point for visitors to Hampi. The structure needs to efficiently provide myriad services to tourists while also allowing for a social and cultural meeting ground. This opportunity, “to orient” direct and enlighten tourists is irreplaceable.
The building needs to be a contemporary icon of its historical origins. We have attempted to amalgamate historical references from Hampi’s religious and royal architecture, with the climatic and functional needs of the modern-day centre for tourists to avail of internet facilities, day sim card & memory chips, avail of touch screen information tours etc.
The magic of Hampi emanates from the amazing relationship between the manmade and the natural. Life, in the Vijayanagara period, was clearly played out in the great outdoors of Hampi’s boulder-strewn landscape. This inside out connection has been used to full advantage in the design of this proposed interchange node, with the central courtyard forming the focal point like a garbagriha of the temple.