These buildings, the first designed by Poppo, were originally con structed by Aurelec Trust for their computer manufacturing business, but are now managed by a new Trust - ADPS Trust - as a business centre, housing a number of commercial units and services from Auroville and elsewhere. There is also a widely used cafeteria in the compound.
Architects: Poppo Pingel, Rehman, Suhasini Ayer-Guigan, Ajit Koujalgi
Aurelec Cafeteria & Art Gallery, Tel: 0413-2622416/93/94
Sri Aurobindo AuditoriumCultural Heart of AurovilleThe Auditorium is an impressive structure with an iconic roof projection and a 650-seat auditorium that probably provides the largest theatre seating capacity in south India. Over the years it has been the scene of creative and innovative programmes plus workshops in music, dance, art and theatre. It has also served as a venue for national and international seminars and a centre for Indian and international films and film festivals. In fact, it has acted as the cultural heart of Auroville, and the main centre of the International Zone since it started functioning.Architect: R. Chakrapani
The Unity PavilionA Versatile Venue For a Variety of EventsThe Unity Pavilion, located on the Crown Road in the International Zone, was started as a seed and catalyst for the overall development of Auroville's International Zone. Today it consists of the Unity Hall, the Hall of Peace, office space, a Geodesic Dome, an outdoor eating space, and hosts a wide variety of events.Architects: Piero & Gloria Cicionesi