The design of the national House of Worship in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The national temple will be able to seat 350
This temple will be one of two national Baha’i Houses of Worship to be built in the world.
The interior of the House of Worship—the Greatest Name hangs from the ceiling.
The temple was designed by architects to evoke a sense of the many diverse cultural groups on the islands, unified in one structure.
The House of Worship has nine gable-roofed entrances, which reflect a traditional structure that is associated with the sacred throughout several major regions of the country.
The temple’s design was inspired by the art of weaving, which is an important part of life in Papua New Guinea.
The Secretary of the National Assembly of PNG and Rodney Hancock present the design of the national temple to the audience.
The singing and chanting of sacred writings imbued the celebration with a sense of the sacred.
The architectural team: Henry Lape (left) and Saeed Granfar (right).
The celebration brought together more than 500 people from the city and surrounding villages for the historic occasion.