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House of Worship, Santiago, Chile

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:00 am
Hello to All,

A few weeks ago, for the first time,
I seen photos of the design proposed
for the new South American Baha'i
Mother Temple.

This is an interesting design. For me,
it sort of looks like a hot air balloon
or the swirl top part of a soft serve

Looking at the photos, I am able to see how the building meets the structural requirements of a dome like
top and 9-sides. I am, however,
unable to discern its cultural significance.

Does anyone know how this structure is indicative of or relates to the South American culture?

Thank you.

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:38 am
by hihellowhatsup

I think it does represent the local architechture. It's real post-modern, European, and seeing how the Natives didn't really have a special architechture, it makes sence they used it.