Latter Day Saints Temple Complex

Location: Cebu
GFA: 2,747 square meters
Completion date: December 2009
Design Consultants: Nexus Inc.

The 4.7 hectare Cebu Philippines Temple complex has several facilities, such as patron housing, a meeting house, homes for the temple and mission presidents, and a mission office. The temple itself has an area of 2,391 square meters, and is said to be twice as big as the Manila Temple.

This temple was built using both international and local materials. International flavor includes mountain grey granite from China, stone from Italy and Greece, and Sapele mahogany from Africa. The temple’s interior contains fabrics and art patterned with flowers native to the country. Pearls are also a prominent motif, as they are harvested in the Philippines and have scriptural significance.