Malawi Church

Inspiration for the project was found within the community. The villagers use circular enclosures to protect young plants. This was used as an analogy for the new building; it should act as a protective space, allowing for persons to grow into something bigger and stronger. The same inspiration was drawn from bird cages.

Inspiration was also drawn from the existing church. Although the building is in a bad condition (for its current use), it still retained a sense of sacredness through its natural lighting conditions.
Further more the African drum also served as a motivator for design. The drum is often used for communal and religious purposes.

Within the community circular shapes are mostly associated with a sense of protection & safeguarding. This analogy was taken into consideration, as the new church / town-hall should also communicate this idea.

View ports
View ports

Views seen into the church from outside

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Church tower
Church tower

View from inside the church tower

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Exterior
Exterior

View from the outside

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Context
Context

View towards the church from within the community

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Light effect
Light effect

Light effect

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Interior
Interior

Church interior

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Roof
Roof

Light weight steel roof

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Interior
Interior

Light weight steel roof

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Light weight steel roof
Light weight steel roof

Interior

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Foyer
Foyer

View from the foyer

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Exterior
Exterior

African church architecture

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Interior
Interior

Interior light effects

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Interior
Interior

The interior as a whole

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Interior
Interior

Light effect seen on the floor

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Light weight steel roof
Light weight steel roof

Roof design

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