Cathedrals

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho / John McAslan + Partners

  • Architect:John McAslan + Partners
  • Location:Kericho, Kenya
  • Date:2015
  • Area:2,800 sqm
  • Client:Diocese of Kericho
  • Cost:US$3.0 million

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho – Description of John McAslan + Partners.

Aidan Potter, Project Director at John McAslan + Partners said:

“The architectural challenge has been to ensure Kericho Cathedral, with its great soaring roof, embraces its local congregation in a way that reflects the special qualities of the building’s extraordinary location and community. We believe our response is distinctive and universally welcoming.”

© Edmund Sumner

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho is located 250 km west of Nairobi, Kenya. It lies within the Highlands, close to the Rift Valley, enjoying magnificent views across tea plantations and surrounding hills.

The Cathedral’s great inclined roof is now a distinctive form in the rolling panorama of Kericho’s hills and valleys. Strikingly crafted, the building’s simple palette of materials honours the faith and frugality of this rural African context.

The project involved local skilled artisan trades.

© Edmund Sumner

 

 

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