Kailash Youth Residency
Kailash is a residency program for youth from the age of 16 to 21. There are 14 rooms for Aurovilian and non-Aurovilian boys and girls, who must fulfill the criteria that they are involved in an educational process – meaning in school, in an apprenticeship, or at work.
Kailash offers a place to live for those who want to experience a collective life, but it also answers a fundamental need of all young Aurovilians who, for material, personal, or relationship reasons, want to leave their family home. It is in a secure environment which, thanks to peers and the help of some adults, enables each participant to build a positive image of him/herself, while leading a way of life consistent with their deeper personality and true aspirations.
There are 2 adults supervising the project. They act as mediators in the collective life within the group, with the school, the work place or family, according to the needs, and also act as individual counsellors when required.
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