TAMIL CULTURAL CENTRE

Toronto, Ontario

The Tamil Cultural Centre in Toronto takes inspiration from the Tamil Language. A 5,000-year-old language, Tamil is the source of identity, unity and personified as a mother and god in Tamil culture.


The building program is organized in a linear fashion and wrapped with a glass volume which acts at the main circulation spine. The glass volume unifies the building program and acts as a place where the users collect (unify) as they move from program-to-program space. The glass volume by its juxtaposition wraps around the program spaces, almost hugging and protecting like a mother her child. Tamil script on the façade provides a sense of identity.