In honour of the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the independence of Ghana, the country’s president has asked British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates to design a new National Cathedral for the city of Accra. London-based Adjaye Associates plan to open an office in Accra to cater to its growing African clientele.
The structure is to become the nation’s ‘gathering place for people of all faiths’. The cathedral is meant to include a series of chapels, a baptistery, auditorium, music school, art gallery, shop, and Bible museum.
According to DesignIndaba, the design of the cathedral is said to be inspired by the concepts of unity, harmony, and spirituality. The new structure will occupy 14 acres of garden near the Osu Cemetery in Accra. The plan also includes the creation of a new ceremonial route that will link the structure to other landmarks nearby – including Accra's State House and Independence Square.
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