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Koffi & Diabaté Architectes /  Ivory Coast THE ASSINIE-MAFIA CHURCH, ASSINIE-MAFIA, IVORY COAST, 2008 The church is the first part of a larger urban expansion project on which the architects are working. A new ‘green’ neighbourhood is to be built at the coastal town of Assinie-Mafia. The church functions as the natural gathering-place for the new area. The church rises from the ground as a gigantic pitched roof with a tall, pointed elevation. The roof construction is in dark wood, and the bearing rafters end in small, visible concrete piers. There are no inner or outer walls in the large rectangular church interior, so light and air both penetrate the space directly. The design of the church is an attempt to bring a new architectural style to the area, adapted to the coastal climate. SPIRITUAL PLACES 209


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