Kathmandu, Nepal


35,000 SQ. FT.

The concept involves the conservation of the temple, adaptive reuse of the sattal or perimeter buildings and a new addition to the south to convert the complex into a home for destitute children. Passive cooling, solar energy, earth tubes, living machine technology and rainwater harvesting will reduce the dependence on the city systems. Grey water will be cleaned to tertiary levels and recycled in the building for miscellaneous water use. Solid waste will be composted on site.