Standing against the impressive backdrop of the Andes mountains, this Bahá’í Temple by Hariri Pontarini is designed to last for hundreds of years, and welcome people of all faith backgrounds into it’s stunning interior. 13 years in the making, this sculptural beauty uses state-of-the-art engineering and design to withstand any earthquake, including seismic isolation pads that can take a serious shaking. The 90-foot tall sculptural structure houses a complex exoskeleton that supports nine torqued sails of white marble and white glass panels. These photos by Aryeh Kornfeld do justice to this very special building, overlooking the city of Santiago. Via Azure Magazine.
For those unfamiliar with the Bahá’í Faith:
The Bahá’í Faith is an Abrahamic religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. Established by Bahá’u’lláh in 1863, it initially grew in the Middle East and now has between 5-7 million adherents, known as Bahá’ís, spread out into most of the world’s countries and territories, with the highest concentrations in India and Iran.