JONAS SALK INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL STUDIES, SAN DIEGO, USA. (Architect: Louis I. Kahn)
Perched above the surf, the monument occupies its rocky cliff like a modern-day citadel. Completed in 1965, the research centre interweaves private and public spaces with a strikingly formal, inward-looking plan. Composed of travertine and reinforced concrete, it possesses a hushed dignity that encourages contemplation.