Moses Lake Washington Temple


Project Description

Location:   Washington
Area: ~1800m2
Year:   2023
Material:   Granito PARDAIS® Alpendorada

Majestic Beauty: The Moses Lake Washington Temple Crafted by PARDAIS

The Moses Lake Washington Temple stands as a revered edifice belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gracefully nestled in the picturesque state of Washington, within the United States of America.

Encompassing an impressive expanse of 6.9 hectares and boasting a construction measuring approximately 1800m², this temple is entirely sheathed in granite meticulously sourced and processed by the esteemed artisans at PARDAIS®.

The exquisite cladding of the temple exhibits a remarkable array of intricately designed adornments, ranging from elegant friezes to exquisite floral sculptures sculpted from granite. 

To ensure utmost precision in the architectural details and techniques employed for securing these magnificent pieces, a true-to-life mock-up of the Moses Lake Washington Temple facade was meticulously created within the confines of PARDAIS® facilities. This meticulous endeavour afforded us the opportunity to ascertain that every facet was flawlessly conceived and crafted.

The accompanying video below showcases the awe-inspiring architecture of the Moses Lake Washington Temple and encapsulates PARDAIS® unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled excellence to its esteemed clientele.

Project Challenges

The accomplished production team at PARDAIS® embraced the formidable challenge of devising ingenious technical solutions for installing and supporting the Portuguese granite components, collaborating closely with the architects and builders on the site.

Photos: © Moses Lake Washington Temple Non-Official page. All rights reserved.

Elzenhof, Harderwijk, NL

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Project Description

Location:   Elzenhof, Harderwijk
Area: ~600 m2
Year:   2021
Material:   Alpendorada Blue Granite

Water circuit as life story for the Elzenhof cemetery in Harderwijk is taking shape. This impressive kind of water staircase, built of Portuguese Alpendorada granite, which was processed by PARDAIS®.

The Elzenhof cemetery in Harderwijk is being considerably expanded. The extension is connected to the reception building by a 125m-long water feature, which bridges a height difference of 4m. Special proportions for the Netherlands.

Project Challenges

Creating the “tiles” in the granite blocks was made possible by 3D modeling and CNC production technology.

Fotos/Photos: PARDAIS® / Rots Maatwerk

Argenteuil, France

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Project Description

Location:  Argenteuil, França
Area:  4.500 m2
Year:  2014
Material:  Alpendorada blue granite

Argenteuil is a commune in the Val-d’Oise department in the Ile-de-France administrative region.

Products & Challenges

Slabs, cubes and curb for the central area of the city.

Harderwijk, Netherlands


Project Description

Location:  Harderwijk, Netherlands
Area:   ~8500 m2
Year:   2017
Material:  Yellow granite

The new Harderwijk station is a project of GROUP A. It is an integral project, which encompasses the entire area of the station where the new lobby functions as a “spider in the web”.

Products & Challenges

The big challenge was the staircase, due to its dimension and the double steps, that is, a single block made a double-height step and a regular step. Despite the client’s design, the staircase was redesigned by our team, in three dimensions, to improve the dimensions. The benches that surround the trees, in Alpendorada blue granite.

Toison D’Or, Brussels

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Project Description

Location:  Brussels, Belgium
Area:  ~3500 m2
Year:  2015
Material:  Mondim, yellow granite

Text description provided by the architects. Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridization of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

In order to avoid the monolithic qualities common to block structures, the façade of Le Toison d’Or is broken up by means of variations in texture, depth, and the repeating rhythm of a series of curved vertical frames. These frames serve to enclose the balconies of the apartments on the upper floors, whilst also facilitating the large display windows of the retail units.

Le Toison d’Or has been developed with high standards of sustainability. The main features are the excellent thermic isolation of the facade. — which were made in granite here at PARDAIS®


Products & Challenges

The biggest challenge was to produce the conical and convex parts of the ventilated facade, with millimetre precision to fit in the gigantic corrugated glass of the Apple store, for example.

Umkirch, Germany

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Descrição do Projecto

Location:  Umkirch, Alemanha
Area:  3.800 m2
Year:  2014
Material:  Monforte, pink granite

Products & Challenges

Large amounts of Monforte pink granite.

Intercontinental O2 Arena, London

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Project Description

Location:   London, UK
Area:  12,000 m2
Year:  2015
Material:  Mondim yellow granite

Products & Challenges

The O2 Arena Intercontinental building required a large number of pieces with a short delivery time due to the time of year.

Linz, Austria

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Project Description

Location:   Linz, Austria
Area:  2.500 m2
Year:  2015
Material:  Ariz and Roriz granite

Products & Challenges

Pavement and urban furniture.

Adare Manor, Ireland

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Project Description

Localization:  Adare, Irlanda
Area:  1.500 m2
Year:  2017
Material:  Irish granite

Products & Challenges

The challenge of this project was to faithfully reproduce each ornamented piece of this neo-Gothic palace. The analysis of the details of each piece required several hours of pre-production.

Scheffau, Austria

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Project Description

Location:  Scheffau, Austria
Area:  2.000 m2
Year:  2019
Material:  Roriz and Ariz granite

Products & Challenges

Kerbs, slabs and cubes.