The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration by London studio DOS Architects almost seems like it's from the future. With the intention of enveloping and protecting the congregation within, the 2000-seat church in Lagos, Nigeria features an organic skin which, in one single gesture, becomes the roof and external walls of the structure.
The main entrance is located in the lowest and narrowest part of the building and leads into a spectacular entrance foyer, from which the visitor has views and clear access to both floors of the church.
The main areas for prayer have been designed to be peaceful and awe inspiring, while also allowing worshipers full, uninterrupted views of the altar. The impressive glazed facades provide natural lighting and emphasize the height and scale of both areas of worship. Construction is expected to begin in 2011.
via world architecture news