Bahá’í Temple for South America
Architecture is for many peoples one way to expose the spirituality and religions motifs, is we can create the forms incredible in design, the architects take this quality and put in the our creation,soul and creation, and this work can become sacred. One great example is The Bahá’í Temple for South America designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects when we find the perfect line shape and a amazing design with the futurist elements.
In forward is description by site source of architects:
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Chile
Siamak Hariri, Partner-in-Charge
Light is the fundamental connecting force of the universe. The Bahá’í Temple for South America, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, employs both translucent stone and the newest glass technology as the means of generating and manifesting both the physiological and spiritual delights of natural light embodied in architecture. Set against the stirring background of the Andean mountain range, the new Temple is to be a crystallizing of light-as-expression, an evanescent structure of white alabaster and glass: a place of pure luminescence. During the day, it is the soft undulating alabaster and glass skin of the Temple which forms its outer expression. At night, the image reverses itself, the entire volume then becoming a warm totalized glow, with the inner form of the building visible through the glass.
2010 World Architecture News Awards
—Civic Buildings Unbuilt
2009 International Property Awards
2007 Progressive Architecture Awards
Bahá’í Temple for South America, Citation
2005 Ontario Association of Architects Awards
Ideas & Presentations Category—
2004 Canadian Architect Awards
Award of Excellence