Unity Faith Ministries is a Christian Church with its roots in Soweto. Led by Pastor Mpfariseni Makhuba the congregation has outgrown it’s current church facilities located in Soweto. The church purchased land in the nearby Eikenhof District with the view to accommodate the church, its congregation and ever-expanding community and outreach programmes on a new church campus.
The church design centred around two critical objectives: Firstly the need for the campus to grow into a coherent “village” of sorts where all the activities could benefit from counter-cyclical use of facilities. Secondly, the architectural expression had to be reflective of modern Christian culture whilst still capturing the essence and values of this enduring religion.
The Campus was designed around a Basilica that would act as the heart of the village and also comprise the entire Phase 01. For the design of the building, Christian symbolism and codices were used from the very first architectural concept. The mathematics around the building form, sizing and engineering were based entirely upon Biblical numbers with significance to the faith.
The building scale and some of the design elements used to reflect on classical Christian buildings of the past whilst the entire design strives to be contemporary in character.
Eikenhoff, Johannesburg South, Soweto, Africa
2016 – Current
PROJECTED YEAR OF COMPLETION
2019 Phase 01
2022 Phase 02
Church Campus with School, Retail Centre, Offices, Community Complex, Filling Station & Sports Grounds
Phase 01 5,000.00 SQM
Phase 02 25,000.00 SQM
Unity Faith Ministries Vitruvius Consulting Engineers ARUP & Rick Raven Town Planners Red Brick Developments
VARIOUS DISCIPLINES INVOLVED
Africa Project Co-Ordination Team Project Management Urban Design & Architecture Civil & Structural Engineering Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Fire Engineering & Consulting Quantity Surveying
Pastor Mpfariseni Mukhuba Unity Faith Ministries
Dr. Theo Mukhuba Unity Faith Ministries E: email@example.com
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