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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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David Adjaye, National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra

 
In time with the 61st anniversary of Ghana’s independence, David Adjaye has unveiled his design for a new cathedral in Accra, capital of the African country. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, Adjaye had in Accra up to now only carried out private residential projects. The cathedral will be both a religious and a cultural institution, and also a community hub for gatherings and learning. So the building contains chapels, a baptistry, an auditorium seating 5,000, a music school, an art gallery, and Africa’s first bible museum. Th estructure is crowned by a series of sloping roofs and presents a concave front elevation.The stairs lead up to accesses punctuated by wooden slats. African artists and artisans will collaborate in furnishing and decorating the religious interiors.
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