Forum Lecture Series: Siamak Hariri on Monday, November 16th, 2015

Forum Lecture Series

Get on the Bus!

A big yellow school bus will take you to Siamak Hariri’s Forum Lecture at the National Gallery of Canada on Monday, November 16, 2015.

The bus will arrive in P2 parking lot – right next the architecture building – by 5:20pm and depart at 5:30pm.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear one Canada’s most prominent contemporary architects!

For further details on the lecture, please see the below:

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, is pleased to present:

Forum Lecture

Siamak Hariri

Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto


Embodied Light:

Physical and Digital Explorations of the Bahá’í Temple of South America

Monday, November 16, 2015


at the National Gallery of Canada auditorium

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

 Free and Open to the Public


Siamak Hariri will reflect on the design, fabrication, and construction process for the Bahá’í Temple of South America, which will be completed in Santiago, Chile.  The architectural challenge was to design a sister temple to the existing temple for North America, while also enabling it to find its own unique presence at the foot of the Andes.  The aim was to achieve an interplay of seeming contradictions: stillness and movement, simplicity and complexity, intimacy and monumentality, solidity and yet a building capable of dissolving in light.  Employing an investigation into physical and digital technology, the new Temple combines advanced engineering solutions, cutting-edge material innovation, and computerized fabrication methods to create a space that expresses light and embodies that intangible quality that helps lift the human spirit.



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