The project had to merge the community’s requirements and be developed progressively and in stages, firstly and most importantly with the construction of the temple, which would define the layout of the rest of the development. The Hare Krishnas are a not-for-profit organization and therefore the temple’s construction budget was limited to 300,000 Mexican pesos (equivalent to roughly 14,600 USD).
Templo Umbral, Guanajuato, Mexico
Architects: VRTICAL + Coop
Team: Luis Beltrán del Río, Andrew Sosa, Oscar Sanginés and Dolores Galicia
Construction team: Luis Beltrán del Río, Andrew Sosa and the Hare Krishna community of the Bhaktivedanta School
Structural engineering: Alejandro Solano, Luis Beltrán del Río and Andrew Sosa
Area: 70 sqm