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Construction work on the BAPS Hindu Temple project in Bussy-Saint-Georges (Paris region) has begun at the end of April, with Bateg, a VINCI Construction subsidiary, as general contractor, partnered with GS Construction for the interior finishing packages.

Designed by the international firm Arte Charpentier in collaboration with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, this cultural project of 5,000 m2 will include a basement level, two levels and a vegetated rooftop terrace.



The various zones are as follows:

  • Technical rooms in the basement.
  • Ground floor: assembly hall, gymnasium, exhibition space and cafeteria.
  • First floor: activity rooms, offices and accommodation.
  • Second floor: Temple and green terrace.

The building is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2026.

This project is part of the context of ‘The Esplanade of Religions,’ a unique concept worldwide, developed in Bussy-Saint-Georges.

The esplanade aims to connect and foster dialogue among religious centers of all faiths. Arte Charpentier has been commissioned by BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha), a spiritual organization, to design a Hindu Temple in Bussy-Saint-Georges.

A flagship project, it is the first traditional Hindu Temple in the European territory.

The building is organized on 3 levels: the ground floor and the first floor are within the base, for the use of the cultural center – the Haveli (classrooms, gym, offices, etc.). On the second floor, is dedicated to the Hindu Temple. Its accessible terrace can serve as a meditation garden. The Temple will be adorned with intricately carved domes of varying heights in
natural stones sourced from India.

Arte Charpentier’s mission: architecture, interior design, landscape, construction.