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This monastery is home to one of the most sacred relics and Stupa of Buddhism in Nepal. The structure was badly damaged as a result of the April 25, 2015 earthquake, causing an unstable condition that threatened the Stupa, a sacred Buddhist shrine on which the relic is placed. In order to preserve the beautiful architectural space housing the Stupa, Miyamoto designed a creative and cost-effective solution that did not disturb the original interior space and exterior architecture. The repairs were also engineered in such a way that the Stupa and Buddhist artifacts will not need to be relocated during the repair and construction works. In the monastery’s tradition, touching these objects is prohibited.

Market Sector
Historic Preservation
Boudhanath, Nepal
Completion Date
Pulluhari Monastery
5,000 SF

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