Location: Santiago, Chile
Area: 350 sqm.
Architect: HARIRI PONTARINI ARCHITECTS
Each Temple is a unique architectural masterpiece. More than 180 architects from 80 countries took part in competition to design the Bahai Temple in Chile. Bahai Temple consists of nine translucent leaves made from marble with glass infill.
GLASSBEL supplied digitally printed glass for Bahai Temple in Chile, which consisted of tempered laminated glass with a dot-matrix solar control and design.
The main features of this design are illumination the leaves with natural light during the day and usage of special backlighting system during the night.
Dot-matrix pattern provides value to the client because functionality and expression are incorporated into one product. The white dot pattern reflects the sun’s rays preventing overheating, whilst providing sufficient daylight levels inside the building and diffusing the light making it softer and more expressive.
It was also unique logistics experience to deliver our products to South America.