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Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho

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.

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  • Sector

    Culture

  • Location

    Kericho, Kenya

  • Description

    Sacred Heart Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho

  • Client

    Diocese of Kericho

  • Size

    2,800 sqm

  • Cost

    US$3.0 million

  • Team

    John McAslan + Partners, Architect (UK)
    Arup, Multi-disciplinary Engineers (UK)
    Triad, Executive Architect (Kenya)
    QS Barker and Barton (Kenya)
    Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, EAMS (Kenya)
    Structural Engineers, Eng Plan (Kenya)
    Furniture design and entrance doors Studio Propilis (Kenya)
    Stained Glass and Artworks John Clark, Glasspainter (Germany)
    Main Contractor, Esteel Construction Ltd. (Kenya)

  • Status

    On site 2015

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