FIRST GHANA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH / SANCTUARY //
The Ghanaian branch of the Seventh-day Adventist church has undergone many transformations since it was first founded. Amidst the many changes one that remained prevalent was the need for a new church. The new church was to embody the essence to reform, revitalize the community through It's program, and become a safe haven for the youth. This precedent brought to light many challenges. To illustrate, the relationship the church played in the community, how it integrated and is perceived from the neighboring park, its existing shell and how the church members interacted with its core internal programs. Perplexed by the challenges that the ideas for the new church posed, I sought to generate a proposal that addressed many of these issues. Most importantly to generate a church based on my historic findings of what a church or monastery was in times past and how such buildings react in the modern context. In the end, the church no longer becomes a place only for worship, rather as layers of porous shells that invited and allowed people to transition seamlessly from the street into the church, beginning at the loggia.