5 Monumental Religious buildings in Africa

1. Faith Tabernacle, Nigeria: Faith Tabernacle is situated at Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The facility has a capacity of 50,400 worshippers, and it is the largest church auditorium in the world in terms of capacity. The gigantic facility, which was constructed within 12 months, has no visible pillars within, so the gigantic roofing stands suspended […]

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David Adjaye unveils designs for children’s cancer treatment centre in Rwanda

The architect, who was born in Tanzania, is designing the Gahanga International Children’s Cancer Hospital for a four-hectare site in Gahanga, a region to the south of Rwandan capital Kigali. sign Group, a nonprofit US firm, plans to start an architecture and design training centre in Kigali, Rwanda, to help address the “dearth of professional […]

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Calabar International Convention Center

The Calabar International Convention Center in the southeastern part of Nigeria is located in the scenic river delta of the Cross River State bordering Cameroun. The multi-functional and flexible building will also offer the citizens of Calabar a new cultural centre that will provide the setting for concerts, film festivals and exhibitions. The Calabar International […]

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Beautiful buildings, ingenious innovation: Africa’s most exciting architects.

Africa is a land under construction. Last year, over $220 billion was spent on all kinds of building projects in the continent. While foreign architects have clamored to make their mark in the region, a range of local talent has also stepped forward to shape their landscape (and in some cases, export their aesthetic abroad). […]

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The Beauty of Africa’s Traditional Architecture, In One Big Database

In 2014, architect Jon Sojkowski created the first online database of African vernacular architecture, using photos he’d taken during his research trips to Zambia, Malawi, and Swaziland, as well as photos from Flickr and photographer submissions. So far, his database includes photos for 48 countries, and he’s asking more people to submit photos. African cities […]

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6 Ancient African Architectural Marvels Built Before Greece or Rome Existed

Here are three examples of ancient African Architectural Marvels which were built before either Greece or Rome existed South African Ruins The recent discovery of an ancient circular monolithic stone structure site in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is thought to be at least 75,000 years old, pre-dating any other structure on earth, according to South African […]

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Annabelle Selldorf designs new primary school for rural Zambia

A New York-based nonprofit organization has commissioned Selldorf Architects to design an elementary school for a remote village in southern Zambia. The Mwabwnido School is being funded by 14+ Foundation, a charity that aims to build and operate schools and orphanages in rural African communities. Slated to break ground in 2016, the facility will be […]

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In celebration of the African vernacular architecture

American architect Jon (Twingi) Sojkowski is putting together an online database that will uncover and celebrate the beauty and creativity of vernacular architecture across the continent of Africa, and help to disprove the negative perceptions that pervade about vernacular methods. Sojkowski’s interest in African vernacular architecture began when he was living in a mud hut […]

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Buildings in Africa provides Traditional Architecture (Part 2)

An article from Curbed enumerated some of the displays in Louisiana Museum of Modern Arts that showcase contemporary art and architecture in sub-Saharan Africa aside from the one that was published in Realty Today. Here are the other five displays mentioned in the Curbed. Dorbadis Community Spine in Namibia, 2014 The article mentioned that a […]

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Groosman to create extreme cantilevers for arts Centre in Rwanda’s capital

An arts and cultural centre with two huge cantilevered wings has been unveiled by Dutch architectural firm Groosman as the latest in a string of architectural developments in Kigali, Rwanda. The Rotterdam-based studio worked with engineers Geelhoed Group on the design of Kigali Art & Culture Centre, which will be situated on the outskirts of […]

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