Baha’i Temple

Location: Santiago, Chile
ClientBaha’i
Designed ByHariri Pontarini Architects
CategoryReligious Temple

The Bahá’í Temple is designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects. In 2002, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Chile and the Universal House of Justice announced a competition for the design of the newest House of Worship, to be built in Chile. Out of over 180 entries from 80 countries, Siamak Hariri, from Toronto, was chosen to design the temple. The temple itself is made mostly of translucent stone and glass. These materials are use in order to capture both the physiological and spiritual charm of natural light used in architecture. We are extremely honored to be working on a project that has such amazing values behind it. The process of glass cutting and thermoforming done by CBD Glass, here in Toronto, Canada. It is then shipped to Germany for additional trimming, then sent to Santiago to be used in the construction of the temple.