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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Missionary Training Centre in Accra, Ghana by orthner orthner & associates

 
June 11th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: orthner orthner & associates

The original MTC was built in 2002 in Tema, Ghana, and could fit only 90 missionaries.

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  • Architects: orthner orthner & associates
  • Project: Missionary Training Centre
  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Photography: Rodney Quarcoo
  • Client: The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
  • Lead Architect: ZGF Architects
  • Design Architect: Toby Hasselgren

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  • Supervising Architect: Lee Kerns
  • Landscape Architect: Troposcapes Limited
  • Interior Designer: Fran Orona
  • Main Contractor: Consar
  • Structural Engineers: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Area: 13000 m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

With the growing church in Africa, Church leaders decided to build a larger MTC next to the Accra Ghana Temple. The new MTC can house 320 missionaries, and there’s room to add on to accommodate 500 if needed.

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OOA partnered with ZGF, Portland (USA) for the design development and Construction stage as well as the supervision stage till practical completion in June 2017.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

The project is located in the Independence Avenue, near the IFC/World Bank building which was also developed by OOA.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

The MTC buildings along with the enhanced outdoor space, were designed to meet or exceed government requirements. The buildings feature extensive glass exteriors to maximize use of natural light and create a sense of openness between the MTC and surrounding areas. Large meeting rooms, rooms for practice lessons, and indoor/outdoor study areas are all designed to enhance the missionary training experience.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

The MTC is comprised of four structures: a training building, a multipurpose building, a residence building and a dining hall building.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

The five-story residence hall with 80 dormitory rooms, can house up to 320 young people at a time.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

There are 28 classrooms, 18 practice teaching rooms and seven computer labs where missionaries receive training before they are sent to their assigned areas around the world.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

The facility also has areas to provide for the daily needs of the missionaries such as a cafeteria, laundry facility, athletic fields and large meeting rooms.

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Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

Image Courtesy © Rodney Quarcoo

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