David Adjaye unveils designs for National Cathedral in Ghana

March 7, 2018 by  
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In celebration of Ghana’s 61st year of independence, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed designs for a National Cathedral of Ghana to be built in Accra. The government appointed David Adjaye to design the project, a Ghanian British architect of Adjaye Associates who rose to international prominence for his work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The multi-faith landmark will be a multifunctional space home to Africa’s first Bible Museum and Documentation Center as well as venue for presidential inaugurations and state funerals. The new National Cathedral will be built on a 15-acre landscaped site next to Osu Cemetery. Envisioned by Adjaye as a “physical embodiment of unity, harmony and spirituality,” the multi-faith building will house a series of grand chapels , baptistery, two-story 5000-seat auditorium, music school, central hall, choir facilities, art gallery, retail, and other multipurpose space. The building’s adornments and furnishings will be designed in collaboration with Ghanaian and African artists. Related: National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington, DC A new ceremonial route and landscape will link the Cathedral to prominent Accra landmarks including Independence Square, the State House, and Africa Unity Circle. “It is an immense honour to be granted the opportunity to contribute something of this scale and import to my home country,” said Adjaye. “I have sought to craft a building that not only understands its landscape but one that will be unique to Accra and the Ghanaian Nation.” + Adjaye Associates Via ArchDaily Images via Adjaye Associates

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A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

October 10, 2013 by  
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Want to own a dollhouse designed by Zaha Hadid ? Now’s you chance! Twenty world-famous architects have banded together to create the dollhouse of every design-loving parents’ dream. Part of an initiative launched by London’s Bonham’s Auction House , these teeny tiny architectural masterpieces will be sold to the highest bidders on November 11, 2013, with all proceeds going to the the charity KIDS —an organization that aids disabled children and their families across the United Kingdom. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A Dolls House , Adjaye Associates , architect designed doll house , Bonhams , Chris Ofili , eco design , green design , KIDS Charity , Studio Egret WEst , sustainable design , zaha hadid        

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Spiraling Mass Extinction Memorial Observatory Honors the World’s Extinct Species

June 24, 2013 by  
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Cornerstone Sonoma is a Showcase of World-Class Landscape Architecture in Northern California

June 24, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Cornerstone Sonoma is a Showcase of World-Class Landscape Architecture in Northern California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alma Dusolier , Andy Cao , Cornerstone Sonoma , Garden Play , gardens , ken smith , Landscape Architecture , landscape design , Mario Schjetnan , Red Lantern , sculpture park , Topher Delaney , Walter Hood , Xavier Perrot , Yoji Sasaki        

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Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

December 12, 2012 by  
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