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New World Hindi Secretariat Building in Mauritius, 2008 (@US)

The aim of the Hindi Secretariat is to create a place of exchange of information, culture and friendship; become a physical manifestation of the strong relationship between India and Mauritius; a building of unquestionable dignity, respect for the individual within the communal or collective; the building reflects the cultural richness and variety it houses; a building that achieves a range and diversity of experiences that allow the visitor to explore Hindi heritage, culture and traditions: make a building that is generated by its social and physical context - constructed with materials that come from itís surround, crafted with local building knowledge and mediates the climatic conditions, and to establish a highly functional layout addressing the manifold functional requirements and future expansion of the Commission.