This Bank will archive what is illusive and intangible.Creating an imprint to the most intimate and private traces of prayer, pleading
and invocations. The Duaa Bank is a collector of prayers and wishes made by people/ community. A new type of social bank where a person can deposit/ make a wish, which is displayed in an open vault . Visitors can come and address/ answer those wishes
The vault acts a display of public goodness. Where it displays prayers that have been answered , and those that still await.
Archive of Duaa is infinite and dependent on the number of participants. In this Archive, duaa is made tangible, yet once
it has been accepted it is lost forever.From a once solid matrix of pleading and prayer transforming
into a network of voided memories.
The bank layout and inspiration is based on rituals of prayer and meditation. On the ground floor, one comes across the Central vault surrounded by a sunken plaza for public events and a chanting well for prayers and rituals performances. one also has access to fast track arm-like prayer booths where one can go in drop a wish and leave.
The building consists of 7 floors each representing one of the 7 level of spirituality. The top floor being that of Spiritual perfection.
Metrics for design :
Stillness in Motion