• Status:
  • Size: 1.000 m2
  • Location: Cunene, Angola
  • Year of the concept: 2014

About the project.

The Church of Ondjiva is a significant architectural masterpiece that can accommodate roughly 600 worshippers within its massive walls. The church uses vertical metal blades on its north-south sides to promote crosswind circulation as part of a passive cooling system. This ingenious design promotes optimum airflow, which is especially important given the region’s hot heat. The broad roof, which towers above the congregation, has two functions: it dissipates the heat generated by the vast number of worshippers and it provides abundant ventilation. Furthermore, the strategic positioning of these features not only improves worshippers’ comfort but also functions as a security mechanism, protecting the church from burglary while providing continual airflow.

Added value.

  1. The Church Ondjiva  ensures efficient ventilation and maintaining a comfortable environment for worshippers

  2.  With the capacity to host approximately 600 it is able to hold large events.

  3. The expansive roof not only dissipates heat generated by worshippers but also serves as a protective measure, deterring theft while allowing constant airflow allowing dual functionality