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Posted in From the Editor on December 8, 2016 9:28 am EST

Our Gift to You: Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho, Nairobi, Kenya

Our NovDec 2016 issue is designed to show our appreciation of the architectural design of modern sacred spaces and the AVL that inhabits them -- helping bring worship to life through sight and sound.

View North-West from the terrace, Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho, Nairobi, Kenya; images copyright Edmund Sumner.


 

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By Carol Badaracco Padgett

Merry Christmas from the staff at Church Designer magazine!

In a small way, the NovDec 2016 issue of Church Designer is our Christmas gift to you (visit link). While our editorial focus is heavily married to the AVL efforts within worship spaces, and how these efforts work with the architectural design and demands of a space, we strive to acknowledge the beauty and magnificence of architectural design—in and of itself. Both where AVL incorporation is a significant element of a church’s architectural design, and where it is not.

McAslan + Partners in the United Kingdom collaborated with architects and engineers on site in Nairobi, as well as local representatives from the international multi-disciplinary engineering team, Arup.

As such, this issue is designed to show our appreciation of the architectural design of modern sacred spaces and the AVL that inhabits them and helps bring them to life through sight and sound. On page 14 in the digital edition link above, we hope that you enjoy the feature “Contextual Collaboration” by Rachel Hayes—a chronicle of the design of Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho near Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.

Here, McAslan + Partners in the United Kingdom collaborated with architects and engineers on site in Nairobi, as well as local representatives from the international multi-disciplinary engineering team, Arup.

The team pulled from local materials and craftsmen to create a church—with a worship space—in sync with the surrounding environment and with one another; neither standing dominant before the other nor intruding upon the intrinsic beauty of the simple setting.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this issue, and on Church Designer overall. Are we helping you in your creative endeavors and dealings with churches today? Please let us know at editorial@pmipub.com. If we are, that’s the best Christmas gift we could ask for.

 

 

 

 

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