We have been commissioned to design the new façade for a place of Christian worship in Africa. It is the main church of one of the evangelical congregations with the greatest number of followers in Kenya. The aim of the project is to bestow the existing building with architectonical shapes, which tie to the parish’s values: spirituality, leadership and purity.
We have proposed a series of structures created with our 3DTECH technology and which adhere to the building, without modifying the existing surround. The building is thus updated as a contemporary version of the gothic style of European cathedrals. With ascending symbolic and stylised shapes, the result inspires lightness (spirituality), dynamism (leadership) and freshness (purity).
The church therefore becomes much more than a place for liturgical celebrations. Its formal characteristics communicate a variety of symbolic meanings to community members. The shapes, clean and white, without further ornaments, appear to float as they would in a celestial city.