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Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering >> 2008, Volume 2, Issue 4 doi: 10.1007/s11709-008-0048-0

Initial research on planning and design of today's Buddhist temple

School of Architecture, Southeast University;

Available online: 2008-12-05

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Starting from the reconstruction planning for the Chongyuan Temple in Suzhou Industrial Park, the planners explored the elements of contemporary Buddhism architecture planning and design in terms of the social multi-requirement, environmental utilization fitted for a given time and place, appropriate temple pattern on specification and institution, functional division for harmonic relationship between monks and laymen, etc. For realization of historic mission: carrying forward the cultural tradition and constructing harmonic society, this paper proposes some principles of creation, which have historical evidence and are keeping pace with the times.

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