Конкурсантам необходимо предложить идеи по созданию модульных передвижных конструкций, которые могли бы стать укрытием в пути для верующих, ежегодно совершающих паломничество к пещере Амарнатх в Индии. Главное требование – обеспечить максимальную мобильность и простоту монтажа/демонтажа.
Pilgrimage essentially is a spiritual journey where a person goes in search of a new or expanded meaning - about self, others, natural or higher good.
Long back when the means of communication and transport were rather poor, people walked hundreds of miles bearing the harshest of conditions to seek divine blessings.
Over time it has become a duty that is passed on to every generation. Alongside with overgrowing population, a lot of people go to pilgrimage at once to practice their religion. It has now become a celebration of faith, which unites people from different cultures. A sense of belonging improves and encourages the pilgrim’s willingness to learn, grow and socialize.
The definition and purpose of pilgrimage has changed. From an isolated retreat, it has become a space for thousands seeking blessings and religious virtue. It is also an opportunity for the people living in distant areas to know different cultures.
In times when the value of faith is transcending into growing number of pilgrims, how can a pilgrimage accommodate the changing demand?
The design challenge here is to design modular transit shelters for the pilgrims. The challenge not only looks at the space being resilient, but also at the storage and reinstallation of the structures.