Heterarchy have been appointed to design the interiors for the new Hindu BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha temple in Leicester, UK. The brief involves creating a series of contemporary interpretations of the traditional Swaminarayan temple interior. The site is an existing factory complex, covering some 30,000 square feet. In terms of a conversion of an existing industrial building it is about as radical a transormation as it gets. As far as we can tell we are possibly the first western interior design consultancy to be asked to design an interior of a Hindu Temple, and in particular be the mandir designers for the project.
This is an ideal project for our creative director Rosemarie Fitton as she has always held a keen interest in Sacred and Spiritual architecture, completing her BA thesis and major project on the subject – “This is a great opportunity for us, in fact we feel privileged to be involved in such an amazing project. Hopefully as our knowledge and experience within this field grows we might also develop a new aspect to our business.”
The project is due for completion by August 2009