The Mormon Temple of Rome opens to the public

The Mormon Temple of Rome after more than eight years from the beginning of construction,  finally opens to the public. A religious building built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

It is the first Mormon Temple built in Italy, alongside those of Berne, Madrid, Frankfurt. The largest will naturally be that of Rome, whose dedication ceremony will take place on 10th March, 2019.

Like all Christians, Mormons consider Rome one of the most prestigious places in the history of the world, a biblical city where the ancient apostles Peter and Paul preached the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The mormon Temple in Rome - view of external flooring with porphyry cubes laid in parallel rows and overlapping arcs

View of external flooring with porphyry cubes laid in parallel rows and overlapping arcs

MATERIALS:

The Mormon Temple is mainly built of cast-in-place concrete with a Bianco Sardo granite facade.

For the interiors, the Perlato Svevo marble is the main stone used for the floors, walls and shelves of the entire temple. The motifs are inspired by the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo, located on the top of the Campidoglio hill in Rome.

Italian porphyry cubes in parallel rows for the exterior area of the Mormon Temple in Rome

Guest House facing a square in Italian porphyry cubes

External flooring

As for the exteriors, the bands and the reticule backgrounds are in Roman travertine, while the paths, squares and the main access road are paved with porphyry cubes type 10×10 and 6/8 with tile boundaries, for a total extension of over 10,000 sqm.

The famous Trentino stone extracted and worked in Italy, together with the bands  and the travertine backgrounds were supplied and laid by the Consorzio Italiano Porfido del Trentino – Italporphyry® with a team of master craftsmen. Moreover they used a proven polyurethane resin sealing system which gives excellent resistance and durability performance to stone floors subjected to vehicular traffic.

As shown above the Consorzio has thus given the structure a contemporary and elegant appearance, thus creating an area much appreciated by religious people as well as simple visitors.