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DOS Architects win Nigerian church contest

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] London-based DOS Architects has won the competition to design a $14million church in Lagos, Nigeria

The practice, working with engineers AKT, saw off four local firms to land the project for the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Victoria Garden City, Lekki.

The 2,000-seat ‘sculptural’ structure features a series of steel arches positioned at 4m intervals along the length of the building with cold-formed steel purlins between them ‘supporting the roof finishes and ceiling within’.

According to the practice, the main prayer spaces have been designed ‘to be peaceful, awe inspiring, and full of joy while also
allowing the worshippers full and uninterrupted views of the Altar’.

The 3,275m² scheme is expected to start n site next year (2011) and due for completion in February 2013

Contest finalists: DOS Architects, Adeniyi Coker Consultants, Femi Majekodunmi & Associates, Klif Consultants, Piearch

Plan - DOS Architects' competition-winning Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, Lagos

Plan - DOS Architects’ competition-winning Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, Lagos

Project data

Client: Catholic Church of the Transfiguration
Location: Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Designer: DOS Architects d
Floor area: 3,275m² (gross internal Area). 2000 seating capacity over two floors
Budget: $14,000,000
Project status: Early Planning
Expected completion date: February 2013


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