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Bahá’í Temple of South America – Santiago, Chile

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Building: Bahá’í Temple of South America
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Architect:
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Project Year: 2016

Interests: The design consists of nine translucent wings arranged like leaves that filter sunlight through out the day. Each of the nine leaves provides its own entrance to symbolically welcome people from all directions. This temple is built over elastomeric isolators to withstand Chile’s seismic activity.

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Written by Lorena de la Cruz

September 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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