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Freiberg Germany Temple Fact Sheet

Location: Hainichener Str.64, 09599 Freiberg, Germany

Original Temple Plans Announced: October 9, 1982

Original Groundbreaking: April 23, 1983

Original Dedication: June 29, 1985

2002 Remodel Dedication: September 7, 2002

Remodel Construction State: March 9, 2015

Remodel Turnover: July 20, 2016

Rededication Open House: August 12–27, 2016

Rededication: September 4, 2016

Property Size: 1.44 hectares (3.58 acres)

Building Size: 2,000 square meters (21,529 square feet)

Contractor: Ed. Zueblin AG

SPD Architect: Bernie Messina

Local Architect: Zentrale Technik, Zueblin

Exterior Features

Building: The temple is built with plaster over concrete and masonry walls.

Exterior Art Glass: This has been designed to match that of the existing exterior art glass and was manufactured by Derix Glasstudios of Taunesstein, Germany. Designs of glass for the celestial and sealing rooms have been modified to incorporate a stylized floral motif in the medallion at the top third section of the glass.

Landscaping: The Taxus baccata hedge landscaping was done by Landscape Architect Frase of Dresden, Germany.

Interior Features

Flooring: In the temple’s general areas, the carpeting is purple-blue with a stylized leaf design. The same design is found in the corridors and instruction rooms’ carpets, which are cream colored with a purple-blue accent. Carpet in the veil corridor, celestial room and sealing rooms is solid off-white plush. Sculpturing in the carpet of the celestial room and sealing rooms reflects the stylized floral motif design of the decorative ceiling painting. Bentley Mills of California designed and manufactured the carpet.

Decorative Painting: The decorative gold leaf designs in the instruction rooms, celestial room and sealing rooms were taken from designs applied in the temple during the 2002 renovation. The instruction room ceiling is accented by a stylized egg and dart design outlined with gold leaf. The ceilings in the celestial room and sealing rooms are highlighted by a stenciled decorative border featuring gold leaf outline in a stylized floral motif. Wall panels are accented with gold leaf pinstripe and decorative corner detailing. Gold leaf applications were implemented by Goldenart of Germany.

Interior Art Glass: Art glass in the interior doors of the new addition was designed to match motifs of the exterior art glass. Designs were created in transparent and translucent non-colored glass in various textures. They were manufactured by Derix Glasstudios of Taunusstein, Germany.

Decorative Lighting: Designs were developed by MHTN of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Church designers and manufactured by Swarovski Lighting. The celestial room and sealing rooms each feature a center chandelier and sconces of crystal and metalwork developed in the Empire style. The gold banding of leaf motifs and beading mimic the design of the decorative lighting from the temple’s 2002 renovation. The pendent bowls in the instruction rooms and corridor were designed to match the 2002 renovation hallway pendants and sconces. The Trilliane-style crystal chandelier and sconces in the bride’s room are original from the 2002 renovation and were designed by Schonbek.

Millwork: Painted and stained cherry millwork is featured in the corridor, initiatory area and instruction rooms. Millwork in the veil corridor, celestial room and sealing rooms is painted in off-white tones. The millwork was manufactured and installed by Josef Goebel Millwork Company of Fladnitz, Austria.

Doors and Hardware: Wood doors in the new addition were manufactured with a stained cherry veneer, and painted white doors were manufactured for the celestial room and sealing rooms. Hardware was designed to match that in the existing parts of the temple.

Walls: Walls throughout the corridors, initiatory area, instruction rooms, celestial room and sealing rooms are paneled. The panels in the corridors are painted, while those in the initiatory and instruction rooms are inset with a silk-look vinyl wallcovering. Vinyl wallcovering in a damask pattern is used in the inset panels of the celestial room and sealing rooms’ walls.

Ceilings: The ceilings are of gypsum board with a full coating of leveling compound. Those in the sealing and instruction rooms are coved and embellished with decorative paint. The ceiling in the celestial room features a deep cove with decorative painting and gold leaf accents. The crown moldings were manufactured by the Josef Goebel Millwork Company. 

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