A school of architecture will open for the academic year 2015-2016 in Ivory Coast. This was announced by Guillaume Koffi, architect and president of the National Council of the Order of Architects (ANOC) of Ivory Coast on Thursday, Oct. 10th.
With the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the African Union of Architects (AUA), Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degrees would be conferred on students upon graduation. The ANOC Cocody is the dwelling place of the School of Architecture in Abidjan. Built on a land area of 3,000 square meters, some of the facilities in the school include a 120-seater amphitheater, a gym and a restaurant.
Sources say this is the biggest dedication to the art and architecture of Africa. There is also an exhibition room for the presentation of architectural work .
The President of ANOC declares in his words: “If our cities are beautiful, we need to be more numerous. Today we are 200 architects to about 20 million. It would take ten times as much, at least, so we can feel the impact of the architectural quality of our cities.”