Lidcombe Samoan Church

Lidcombe Samoan Church


How do you combine the charm of a Samoan Village mat roofed hut with the streetscape of western Sydney to accommodate a worshipping congregation of 300 together with overflow space leading into a meeting hall with seating for 250?

KDG Architects based in Dural met the challenge to achieve the visual effect but the task of maintaining the effect structurally was given to our firm Kneebone & Beretta Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd and the builders Donnelly Construction successfully completed to project in April 2006.

The conical shape of the worship building roof at the ends employing structural steel was unique in its concept requiring much thought and detailing to ensure solid support for the folded plywood outer skin and the laminated glass fibre reinforced asphaltic roof shingles by American Shingles.


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