AD Consulting

Church In Calabar

Climate responsiveness is one of the primary considerations for AD’s designs. The design concept for the church in Boki, Cross River State (commissioned in 2013)  is essentially a high tent with air inlets and vents. Cool air enters through the sides of the building via triangular screen wall apertures, and warm air is sucked out through industrial fans that are concealed in the spine of the bronze “cage”, which snakes along the apex of the roof. The energy gathered by small solar panels that comprise the roof shingles power the industrial fans to provide a passively cooled interior in the humid rainforest of a state which has the second highest rainfall in Nigeria. The entire roof is designed to be a solar generating plant creating sufficient power for the church, as well as excess to contribute to the village power supply.