Congregational Christian Church of Samoa and Art Gallery
Located in the campus of the Malua Theological College situated between Apia and the Airport. The dramatic site overlooks a lagoon with views north towards the Pacific Ocean. The client required symbolism of both the traditional Samoan design and the church incorporated into the final design.
The traditional fale form for the gallery and meeting space has been utilised with a connecting colonnade to lagoon viewing platforms, cafe and meeting and display spaces in the form of a cricifix. A dramatic roof feature on the colonnade orientated towards the ocean borrows its form from the traditional samoan canoe (paopao).