Iconic Design for Baha’ism

Iconic Design for Baha’ism
Design

Metropolis Magazine reviewed architect Siamak Hariri’s winning entry for a new Baha’i temple in Chile. The competition brief wanted “a space (that would) clearly feel like a house of worship...

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 9 august 2004

Metropolis Magazine reviewed architect Siamak Hariri’s winning entry for a new Baha’i temple in Chile. The competition brief wanted “a space (that would) clearly feel like a house of worship but must not prioritize the iconography of any one religion over any other. It must be welcoming to everyone—the type of place, they said, that a six-year-old child would be attracted to—but it must also be as perfect in form as humanly possible. And it must be domed, with exactly nine sides and nine entrances.” Well you were never going to get the Red Lion with a brief like that….

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