After two years of construction, the local Baha’i house of worship in Battambang, Cambodia was officially inaugurated on September 2, 2017 in the joy of the Baha’i community here. This is the first local Baha’i House of Worship in the world!
Designed by Architecture Design Intelligence Cambodia, its design is distinctively Cambodian, reflecting the traditional beauty and refinement of the culture while using modern architectural techniques. The temple also features the certain architectural elements of Baha’i with nine sides and nine entrances representing the nine great world religions. With this unique design, this Baha’i House of Worship prefers to use local materials and modern materials in construction.
Not only famous for its large-scale industrial projects, ATAD is also a trust steel structure contractor in complex structures and highly aesthetic projects. Therefore, ATAD has been selected as the steel structure contractor in the scope of fabrication and erection of the project.
The roof system includes 9 open gable roofs and a spire on the top of the main edifice. The wave roof framing has slender structural steel components and multiple joints with a height of up to 16.398m. So, steel structure is the optimal solution for this roof. It also requires well-trained erection workers and extensive experience site engineers in the cladding and glazing of the roof because of the huge number of steel components, including lots of small and complex components.