Ar. Harshada Shintre, Ar. Nachiket Kalle
The Ambaji Mata Temple is located in Gujarat between the breathtaking Gabbar Hills which is an open land and rugged terrain providing a powerful context to the temple. The Temple Complex is divided into 3 main zones : Entrance Gate , Open Transition Path and Temple. The Temple shines bright due to its marble laden material with a golden Shikhara at top , attracting like a sacred force. The Central Open Space and Sky cover enables worshippers to direct towards the main Temple Form.
1- The Gradation of voids and Transparency of Entrance Gate allows people to
comprehend the importance of space , making it legible and safe.
2- The Central Arch Form corresponds with the sleek staircase to create the right amount of grasping quality. The Facade character formed with stone intricacy and simplistic monotony of color generates complexity to be able to read the elevation.
3- The Scale of Setting along with Marble as main material creates visual Balance and central open space , parallel shops , seating spaces provokes a comfortable spatial environment for worshippers to form a mental map for sequence.
Ambaji Mata Temple, Gujarat