African Buildings: Architecture in Africa

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Africa Building Designs

Building Developments + Architectural Design

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Building Designs in Africa

This page contains a selection of major African Building Designs. The focus is on contemporary African buildings.

African Architecture : news + major projects

African Buildings : A-D (this page)

African Architecture Developments : E-I

African Building Developments : J-M

African Building Designs : N-Z

African Architecture

Africa Building Design News, chronological:

Calabar International Center, Nigeria
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
Calabar Conference Center
image : Henning Larsen Architects

Calabar International Center Building
The Calabar International Conference Centre consists of four adjoining, sculptural volumes. The building is situated on top of a hill and has a panoramic view from the foyer. The location of the center on the middle of the hill creates a natural amphitheatre with a room for several thousand people on the one side and a spectacular view of the river delta on the other side.

Butaro Hospital, Burera District, Rwanda
MASS Design Group, USA
Butaro Hospital
image from architect

African Hospital Building
In the design of the hospital, MASS Design Group and PIH sought to create a more holistic model of architecture that included the design of an appropriate, state of the art hospital while also fully choreographing the process of construction to employ, educate and empower the local community. Beyond providing access to first-rate healthcare facilities, the Butaro Hospital project was used as a way to spur grassroots business and development. The building was constructed with 100% local labour.

Africa Building Designs, alphabetical:

7th of October University,Libya
Design: RMJM
7th of October University
image from architects

Bani Walid building – new campus
Aging in Africa, Cote D’Ivoire
HWKN, architects
Aging in Africa
image from HWKN Architects

Aging in Africa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Alexandria Library, Egypt
Design: Snohetta Architecture
Alexandria Library
photo from Snøhetta Architects

Famous African Building
British Council Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
British Council in-house architects
British Council Building Ethiopia
photo © James Brittain

British Council Building Africa
British High Commission Kampala, Uganda
Design: Kilburn Nightingale Architects
British High Commission Kampala
image : Adrian Hobbs

British High Commission Kampala
Cape Town, South Africa
World Design Capital 2014 shortlisted
Cape Town Building
picture from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Cape Town Buildings
CBF, Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso building
image from architects

Burkina Faso building
Cyrene Declaration, Libya
Design: Foster + Partners
Cyrene Declaration
image : Foster + Partners

Libyan architecture

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Africa Building Designs – No Images

African Institute of Science & Technology – University campus, Abuja, Nigeria
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects
RIBA Architecture Competition win – Nelson Mandela Institute
Entry also by Allies & Morrison with Godwin Hopwood Kuye, Lagos

Al Asmariya university – new campus, Zletin, Libya

Botswana Innovation Hub, Africa
Botswana Innovation Hub : Design Competition

British Council, Lagos, Nigeria
Allies and Morrison

British Embassy, Algiers, Algeria
John McAslan & Partners

British Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

Cullum & Nightingale

British Embassy, Harare, Zimbabwe
Manser Practice

Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

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African Architectural Designs

South African Buildings

African building – British Embassy Algiers: John McAslan & Partners

South African Architects

Indian Ocean Architecture

Banyan Tree Corniche Bay,
Mauritius by Foster + Partners
Banyan Tree Africa
image : Foster + Partners
Banyan Tree
Beauséjour ZAC Development,
La Réunion
Beauséjour ZAC La Réunion
image from architect
Beauséjour ZAC Development
Four Seasons Seychelles
Four Seasons Seychelles
image from architects
Four Seasons Seychelles
Maldives Resort Design
Maldives Resort Design
image from architect
Maldives Resort Design

Libyan Buildings

African Architecture Competition : Pan-African Parliament building
Organiser: South African government

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