FGSDA Church Exterior


First Ghana SDA Church


Architecture Design
Interior Design
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Bronx, NY




Revitalizing a community through a new church.

The First Ghana SDA church sought a new church building that would embody the essence of reform, revitalize the community and become a haven for the youth. Owusu-Agyei Group met these challenges by seeking to illustrate the relationship the church played in the community, how it integrated into the existing urban fabric and how it is perceived from the neighboring park. It was pertinent to generate a proposal that reimagined the historical and traditional views of a church in a modern context. In the end, the church could no longer be viewed as a place only for worship; rather, it became layers of porous shells that invites and allows people to transition seamlessly from the street into the church, beginning at the loggia.

Inside outside

As seen from the neighboring park, the facade of the building functions as layers of porous shells that allow people to move into the compounds of the church without entering the church. Thus, creating an inside-outside relationship.
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