A significant milestone has been reached with the completion of the complex steel structure of the Baha’i House of Worship in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
This latest development comes after hundreds of steel components were individually positioned and linked with nine steel meshes to complete the dome structure, on which the oculus support frame was raised.
The site of the House of Worship, which has been under the ownership and care of the Baha’is of PNG since the 1990s, has already begun to receive groups of visitors eager to learn about the significance of the temple and the innovative approaches being taken for its construction, such as the intricate steel structure for the central edifice.
Recent visitors have included members of the PNG Institute of Architects and journalists from different media outlets including one of the country’s major national broadcaster, EMTV.
“We see this project every time we drive by. It’s filled everyone with so much intrigue,” said Jordan Tegabwasa, President of the PNG Institute of Architects during his visit to the site.
Gezina Volmer of the Baha’i Office of External Affairs explains how the House of Worship stands as a symbol unity. “When its doors open, all will be welcome – regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or faith. The House of Worship will be a peaceful place of reverence to pray, connect with our Creator, and reflect on how to be of service to society.”Progress on the construction work is featured in a gallery of images on news.bahai.org.