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Lekki Beach Resort offers all the amenities of an exotic luxury resort with the traditional club values of your favorite golfing destinations. From world-renowned designer Ron Garl, the Lekki Beach course is masterfully built to complement and enhance the pristine Atlantic Ocean frontage and unique characteristics of the natural terrain. Innovative course construction, irrigation, native sandy soils ensure that you'll experience peak playing conditions year-round. And with a wide range of instruction options on Ron Garl's signature practice facillities, you can unwind and improve your game at the same time.
In addition to unparalled golf, Lekki Beach Resort boasts the finest in luxury getaway living. Head to the clubhouse after your game and relax at Spike's Bar, or sit down for a well earned meal in the club's dining room. Family-oriented amenities including swimming, tennis, exercise rooms, and health spa. There are also ample opportunities for shopping,dining out, or watching live music and shows. When the time finally comes to get down to business, we have private meeting, dining, and banquet rooms to fit any occasion.
Covering 157 hectares (388 acres) with 2.5 km of pristine ocean beach front, Lekki Beach Resort captures the essence of an exotic getaway without sacrificing the values of a traditional golf resort. The course, clubhouse, and homes are carefully designed to ensure signature identity and style while maintaining a strong connection to their unique surroundings.
Located right off the Epe Express Way, Lekki Beach Resort is only minutes away from the incredible beaches, beautiful tourist chalets, and distinctive culture and entertainment that Lagos has to offer.
Whilst DOS Architects’ winning design for the Catholic Church of Transfiguration in Nigeria may appear very contemporary, it is intrinsically based on traditional principles of traditional Catholic Church design. As such, the main congregation Hall features a Latin cross above the Organ and altar; the hall has a nave and two aisles at each side which are all coincident with the main axis of the Church; a Latin Cross has been placed on the highest point of the Church’s structure, which it is hoped will become an icon for the city of Lekki and Lagos as a whole.
The project consists of an organic skin which, in one single gesture, becomes the roof and external walls of the Church, with the intention of enveloping and protecting the Congregation within. The main access is placed in the narrowest and lowest part of the building and leads into a spectacular entrance foyer, from which the visitor has views and clear access to both floors of the Church.
The main staircase in the entrance foyer divides the Church into two halves which are visually linked by the large atrium that traverses the building. The funnel effect within the entrance foyer reinforces the huge scale of the main Congregation Hall and the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration to either side. The main spaces for prayer have been designed to be peaceful, awe inspiring, and full of joy whilst also allowing the worshippers full and uninterrupted views of the Altar. The impressive glazed facades on both the East and western axis of the Church provide natural lighting and emphasise the height and scale of both areas of worship.
Set to be a prominent feature of the Lekki skyline, DOS Architects’ design for the Catholic Church of Transfiguration conclusively meets the brief set out by competition organisers. The aesthetically functional design will comfortably seat a 2,000 congregation in a naturally-lit, well-ventilated interior, offering excellent acoustics and a clear view of the altar for all worshippers with no obstructive columns. Additionally, a mother-care/crèche area for 30 people provides a community-focused approach, with a clear glass partition to enable parents to continue their worship uninterrupted with a direct view of their children.