Church of Transfiguration
An architecture borne of light, the church of transfiguration is a prominent catholic church located in a vibrant residential area. Since its inception, the congregation has been growing steadily in numbers as well as in strength. Due to this increase in church membership, they have sought to build the best aesthetically and functionally designed Catholic Church in the vicinity that eases overcrowding, allows for expanded missions, and establishes a strong architectural presence.
The church is yet to adopt any particular design, vernacular, or expression. But one thing they are sure of is that they will begin a tradition of cherishing the earth by going “green.” It is an eco-friendly building that makes the best use of natural lighting and ventilation and excellent acoustics, using green design elements that allow the structure to meet its goals within a healthy and comfortable structure. By orienting the building in specific directions and strategically placing the windows, it is anticipated that the design will achieve excellent acoustics, a “green” compliant church, and the best aesthetically functional Catholic Church. The proposed design comfortably seats up to 2,000 people at once in a sloping or raked hall floor format with a huge entrance foyer. The main church is designed with naturally lit interiors in mind. The church can be fully naturally ventilated or can be aided by air conditioners (no electric fans) when needed. The whole congregation has individual, clear views of the altar as there are no obstructive columns. In addition, the church has a chapel of perpetual adoration with an altar, seating at least 20 people, a mother care/crèche area for 30 people with a see-through glass partition, and finally a reverend father’s 4-bedroom maisonette. The design of this facility prides itself on excellent acoustics, fully functional spaces, minimum maintenance costs, and a “green” compliant, eco-friendly facility.
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