The building is designed as a simple yet meaningful structure, rich in symbolic detail. The planning grid for the landscape and building is based on Gandhi’s twenty‐four spoke charkha (spinning wheel), the tool that became a symbol of self‐sufficiency and was used to seek independence from British colonial rule. Elements suggested for the interior space reflect the programming that originally inspired the project, such as “1000 Lights for Peace,” the annual celebration presented and hosted by the Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston.
A simple material palette and exposed building structure are an honest and sincere expression of the structure, like Gandhi himself. In keeping with Gandhi’s respect for nature, it will be an efficiently designed building that is sensitive to the environment and respectful of Gandhian principles.