An Integration of the Arts
All of the
visual and performing arts are gathered here in one venue with the
purpose of facilitating an integrated presentation of dramatic works,
as well as for the creation and presentation of autonomous works in
the individual mediums.
Each of the
arts has it's own dedicated studio in a cluster around the common
focus of the artistic repertoire is to awaken awareness to help
Humanity grow into greater spiritual, social and ecological harmony.
This purpose is symbolized by the center's essential architectural
motif, the five sided pyramid.
building Instruments, Sets, Props:
Wood / Bamboo
The gateway to
the Center could include an Organic Vegetarian Restaurant and Gift
for the restaurant would be of the highest quality and grown either at
the center or by nearby farmers.
The gift shop
will provide items of value to students and visitors, such as books,
recordings, art materials, healthful snacks and personal items.
Housing will be
provided for Students, Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Visitors.
The basic unit
is a Penta-hut,
a small cabin functioning as a bedroom.
these units are gathered around a common kitchen, bath and shower
facility to form a small neighborhood.
will be dedicated to the needs of each of the principle groups of
residents i.e.: Students, Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Volunteers and
neighborhoods will surround the auditorium and studios.
food, flowers, bamboo, etc., interspersed with gazebos will surround
the buildings, providing an atmosphere of natural peace, health and
A Model for Sustainability
The Center will
be a model for sustainable development, using all the appropriate and
techniques and technologies.
Sustainability will be practiced in every possible way.
Perma-culture, Edible and medicinal plants (as well as plants provided
for aroma and visual beauty) will be integrated throughout the
Energy will be
provided by the most sustainable means, including solar water heating
and clothes drying.
traffic will be at a minimum.
To the extent
possible, noisier activities and disagreeable odors will be downwind
and insulated by layers of forest and vegetation.