Singapore Firm to Lead Design of First Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, August 11, 2018 (Khaleej Times): Marking an important milestone on its path to constructing the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, Mandir Limited, along with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, announced the project’s lead consultant and designer. Raglan Squire and Partners (RSP), an architectural practice based in Singapore, has been chosen to lead and oversee the design and construction of the much-anticipated temple complex in Abu Dhabi. The signing event was held with volunteers and community leaders who had contributed to the project. The guests of honor were Navdeep Singh Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE and His Excellency Samuel Tan Chi Tse, Ambassador of Singapore to the UAE.

The temple project has long been one founded in the core mission of harmony, tolerance and happiness of the UAE government. In this project, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s traditional architects (known as sompuras) and engineers will design the stone temple or mandir as it is known in Sanskrit. The exterior of the mandir will be made of pink sandstone from Rajasthan and the interior from white marble that will be handcrafted by artisans in India. RSP’s experts from Singapore, India and the UAE will form a team with BAPS’s core team and other respected sub-consultants like Ramboll to develop a vibrant cultural and spiritual centre.