Baha'i Temple Chile

Photo by Daniela Galdames Garcia

Solution

Baha'i Temple

Santiago, Chile

Market: Religious

Client

Hariri Pontarini Architects

Awards

2017 Innovation in Architecture Award, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
2015 Most Innovative Project Award (less than $100 million), Architectural Engineering Institute
2015 Award of Merit for Architectural Engineering Integration, Architectural Engineering Institute
Baha'i Temple Chile
Baha'i Temple Chile
Baha'i Temple Chile

Photo by Daniela Galdames Garcia

Designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Chile Baha’i House of Worship sits on a hillside set against the Andes Mountains. At nearly 100 ft high, the temple features nine entrances, welcoming worshipers from all directions. The entrances are highlighted by nine wing-shaped, translucent shields clad with cast glass on the exterior surfaces and marble on interior surfaces. Working with the architect, SGH assisted with the structural design for the exterior and interior cladding components, assemblies and support systems; peer reviewed the seismic base isolation system; and consulted on the waterproofing systems.