The finishing touches are being set on what will be Europe's largest Buddhist temple, inclusive with a 16-foot, 8-ton Buddha statue, said by officials.
The $20 million temple and educational center at Bussy-Saint-Georges, France, next to Paris, is to formally open on June 22, 2012 Radio France International reported this week.
All along with breathing space for 1,000 worshipers, the multifaceted will have about 40 bedrooms for people on religious leaves, prayer rooms, breathing space for meditation assemblies, lettering workshops and other actions and a vegetarian restaurant.
Intended by the Frederic Rolland architectural firm, the organization doesn't have the customary pagoda-style mainly linked with Buddhist temples. Put on a large packet filled with fruit trees, it is put up generally in glass, wood and whole concrete intonation by roof gardens. The key area is the huge Buddha finished of white jade from a peak in Myanmar.
"The statue was directly into a mountain in Burma and then elated to the haven of Marseilles, which at the time was on beat," architect Polly Rolland told RFI. "We had to systematize an extraordinary group, and organize cranes to point the Buddha within the temple, before dying the roof, since the statue wouldn't well through the doors."
Rolland said the plan was prominent for agreement during its construction. "Regularly there are constantly arguments on a spot, but this instance, the whole thing was supervised in a strength of total zen," the architect said.