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National Museum of Ghana

Accra, Ghana
by Jane Drew, ...

The National Museum of Ghana is the largest and oldest of the six African Art museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB). The National Museum of Ghana building was opened on 5 March 1957 as part of Ghana’s independence celebrations. The official opening was..

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La Pyramide

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
by Rinaldo Olivier

The great concrete La Pyramide, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, was a brave attempt to reinvent the city’s covered market. However, it failed due to its high maintenance costs and inefficient design, and has been empty since the 1980s.

Designed by Italian architect Rinaldo Olivier, La Pyramide was..

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Hotel independence is located in Dakar, Senegal. The architect of the building was Hassan Fathy. Hotel Independance was built between 1973-1978.

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Julian Elliot's best known project has been the coordination and development of the design for the University of Zambia, which, when it was produced, was in the forefront of thinking about new universities. The careful control of open space, the creation of linking elements between buildings, an..

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Werner Düttmann created three residential complexes in the southern part of Friedrichstadt. They reveal the paradigm shift from the so-called articulated and relaxed city to a critical reconstruction of the historical city plan. With the residential complex on Mehringplatz (1966–1975), Düttmann..

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Berlin, Germany
by Werner Düttmann

On the edge of Tiergarten, surrounded by greenery, Werner Düttmann erected the Akademie der Künste (West) as a generous, yet modest ensemble with three different building units linked to one another via courtyards and glazed corridors. The building was made possible by a donation from the..

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Hansa Library

Berlin, Germany
by Werner Düttmann

The Hansa Library was founded in 1957 at the southern end of the Hansaplatz as one of the public facilities, which provided the Interbau concept for the cultural basic supply of the neighborhood. The erection was transferred to the architect Werner Düttmann, later Berlin city director. He..

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