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Brasília Brazil Temple

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Zoom Over the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

A newly posted video offers an exciting virtual flight over the Brasília Brazil Temple complex where hardscaping of the grounds is making progress including the entrance reflection pools, plazas, walkways, and parking areas. See the beautiful pointed arch openings of the temple and meetinghouse. Much of the temple exterior has been clad in white stone, and mechanical equipment has been installed in the enclosures at the rear.

Arches Appearing at the Brasília Brazil Temple

As cladding moves forward along the frame of the Brasília Brazil Temple, elegant arches are appearing inside the rectangular partitions along the side walls. The arched design is reminiscent of Oscar Niemeyer's Itamaraty Palace, also known as the Palace of the Arches. Hardscaping of the grounds is evident in recent satellite images that show the curbing and paving for the parking areas between the meetinghouse and housing facility.

Cladding of the Brasília Brazil Temple Underway

Glossy white stone is being laid in a stack bond pattern along the exterior of the Brasília Brazil Temple. The bare concrete is treated and wrapped in a vapor barrier before the stone is affixed to protect it from moisture damage. Window frames are being installed, and construction stairs have been erected to give workers easy access to the roof and steeple area. Fresh sidewalks pours have cured along the edge of the property.

Steeple Cap Installed for the Brasília Brazil Temple

Construction of the Brasília Brazil Temple and its supporting facilities is steadily moving forward. The pyramidal frame for the steeple finial cap has been installed, which will support a golden needle-like spire. Window frames are being added to the window openings of the temple, and the concrete crew is pouring sidewalks around the edges of the property.

Concrete Frame for the Brasília Brazil Temple

The concrete frame for the Brasília Brazil Temple has risen in just eight months since ground was broken on the project in late September. The tower walls have been poured, which will eventually hold a narrow spire. There are seven dedicated temples in Brazil, and the Brasília temple will be the tenth, following the dedications of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple and the Belém Brazil Temple. Temples have also been announced for Salvador, eastern São Paulo, and Belo Horizonte.

Pouring the Steeple Walls for the Brasília Brazil Temple

The upper walls for the tiered steeple of the Brasília Brazil Temple are being installed over the center of the building while the concrete exterior is being wrapped in a weather barrier. The construction is progressing with the aid of a tower crane, boasting a jib that spans the entire length of the temple.

Building the Brasília Brazil Temple Tower

Rising over the concrete roof slab for the Brasília Brazil Temple is the framing for the central tower. The sectioned body of the temple now looms over the construction fence along Via L2 Norte. The concrete structures for the on-site accommodation center and meetinghouse are also nearing completion. The temple complex sits near Parque Olhos D'Água—a recreation venue offering shaded walking trails, a lake, and bird watching.

Brasília Brazil Temple Visible Over Construction Barrier

The growing structure of the Brasília Brazil Temple is becoming more visible to passers-by as construction advances on the country's tenth temple. Columns of rebar can be seen over the solid white and blue barrier that surrounds the Church-owned property. A massive tower crane is used regularly to carry large and heavy materials to the three buildings that are under construction.

Making Quick Work of the Brasília Brazil Temple

Major progress has been made at the Brasília Brazil Temple site in the three and a half months since the groundbreaking was held. The majority of the temple foundation and has been installed, and the structural framing is well underway for the east wing of the meetinghouse and the main floor of the two-story accommodation center.

Tower Crane Installed at the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

Mounds of dirt and a tower crane rise over the fence line at the Brasília Brazil Temple site as evidence of the most recent construction activity. The crane boasts an extremely long jib section, allowing it to reach over much of the 6-acre property where three main buildings are under construction: the temple, a meetinghouse, and an accommodation center. The construction crew is currently setting rebar for the footings and foundation.

Groundbreaking Held for the Brasília Brazil Temple

"Bless us so that we continue to strive to be good citizens who serve and bless our neighbors and to never forget the poor and needy," said Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, in his site dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Brasília Brazil Temple held Saturday, September 26, 2020. Elder Parrella was accompanied by Elder Joaquin E. Costa and Elder Joni L. Koch of the Brazil Area presidency, along with Damares Alves, Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights in Brazil at the event. Due to social distancing guidelines, attendance was limited. The 25,000-square-foot temple will be located on a six-acre site near an arm of Paranoá Lake. Patron housing and a meetinghouse will also be constructed on site.

Brasília Brazil Temple Groundbreaking Announced

The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Brasília Brazil Temple will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The president of the Brazil Area, Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only. The 25,000-square-foot temple will be built on a six-acre site near an arm of Paranoá Lake along with an accommodation center and meetinghouse.

Activity at the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

Heavy equipment has arrived at the Brasília Brazil Temple site to carry out a variety of preliminary construction activities. The ground is being cleared of vegetation, leveled, and compacted to prepare for the building of the temple, a meetinghouse, and an accommodation center. No groundbreaking date has been announced, but the official exterior rendering was released about five months ago.

Exterior Rendering of Brasília Brazil Temple Released

A newly released exterior rendering of the Brasília Brazil Temple showcases a beautiful white temple designed to complement the famous architectural style of the city. The single-story, 25,000-square-foot building will be constructed on a six-acre site in the northern section of the city near an arm of Paranoá Lake alongside a patron housing facility and new meetinghouse. Project leaders have begun to work with government officials to submit public documents. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Property Fence Erected at the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

A new chain-link and barbed-wire fence installed around the site for the Brasília Brazil Temple has given local members hope that a groundbreaking may be announced in the near future with construction of the temple to follow. Plans for the temple were announced two years ago at the General Conference held in April 2017.