Ghana’s 61st Independence Day was celebrated on March 6, 2018, at the Black Stars Square, Accra, Ghana. Known for her beautiful landscape and tourist sites, the celebration was marked by several activities to usher the country into a new era under the theme – Ghana beyond aid.

President Nana Akufo-Addo unveiled the special architectural design for the National Cathedral building. Designed by Adjaye Associates owned by British-Ghanaian architect, David Adjaye, situated adjacent to Osu cemetery in Accra.

For the main purpose, the beautiful edifice when completed will serve as a physical embodiment of unity, harmony and spirituality. A place where Christians of all denomination can converge and worship in spiritual accord. Also, to host national events such as presidential inaugurations, State funeral, and thanksgiving.

Housing different chapels, baptistery, a 500-seat two-level auditorium, music school, a grand central hall, choir rehearsal. art gallery, shop and multi-use spaces. The best part is, the cathedral will be home to a Bible Museum and documentation centre, the first in Africa.

To make sure, the edifice has an all-Ghanaian and African touch, Adjaye Associates will employ some of the most prominent artists from the country and the rest of the continent to work on the interior.

In all, we are looking at a state of the art masterpiece. See photos of the design below:

Proposed Site

 

Short Section

 

Roof Level Plan

 

Western Elevation

 

Long Section

 

Processional Axis

 

External View

 

Exterior Perspective

 

Podium Entrance to Auditorium

 

Main Entrance

Image Source: Archdaily

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