FOREST THERAVADA BUDDHISM - RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Ericeira - Mafra - Portugal
The construction of this project is characterized by a singularity inherent to the experiences and demands of the Religious Community in question, where the Forest is a natural heritage to be preserved and used as a point of spiritual liberation and renunciation of wealth and worldly values. In this way the integration of a physical construction site will be very conditioned and adjusted to the natural terrain / forest, built with the least possible impact on the virgin nature, to maintain whenever possible.
The project includes a main building (the reception building), where meditation areas are integrated, large meditation room, meeting rooms, offices, administrative areas, and support areas such as kitchen, laundry, storage, etc. Along the vast ground of the Community, four small wooden constructions, designated by KUTIS, will be executed, which are no more than individual meditation zones for the Monks of this Community.
Infrastructures will also be carried out throughout the entire forest area, always caring nature’s preservation.