Christ Methodist Church was an inconspicuous single-level building that visitors found hard to locate. The church had three aspirations for its new building: To create a landmark and an identity for the church, to reimagine traditional church spaces for contemporary communion and worship, and to be climate-sensitive in the urban tropics.
An interior atrium with sculpted voids further promote natural ventilation. At night, the quiet building transforms by soft light into an unforgettable image: a constellation of illumined crosses float across the facade, and a singular large cross emerges aglow from a bathe of falling stars.
The building has been ‘christened’ by the locals with the nickname, The Church of the Little Crosses. Having a strong identity has helped the church in its outreach. This is further supported by the community and gathering spaces inside—including an open air, multipurpose space and a modern auditorium that accommodates a 1000-strong congregation.