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The Chile Temple

19 February, 2007

A Model of the Chile Temple at night

The Baha’i house of worship titled the ‘The Temple of Light’, has begun it’s fabrication stage in its early construction by the architects involved in designing the magnificent Chile temple. Once it is complete it will provide a place of worship for any person regardless of their faith, and it certainly will be an inspiring piece of architecture. The following is an extract from the Baha’i World News Service:

TORONTO, Canada, 19 February 2007 (BWNS) — After months of testing a key computer model for the unique Baha’i house of worship to be built in Chile, architects have announced that fabrication of components for the structure is now beginning.

The milestone comes just as the design for the building received a coveted architectural award – a citation from Architect magazine in its annual Progressive Architecture competition. The awards, established in 1954, are among the most prestigious honors for projects that have not yet been built.

The Baha’i temple in Chile is one of eight projects from around the world that received an award or citation in the program this year.

“For architects, it’s the award that recognizes designs that go in a new direction,” said Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto, the firm that designed the house of worship and is overseeing its construction. Representatives of the firm traveled to New York last month for the awards ceremony… More

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