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Oceanic Hotel

Mombasa, Kenya
by Ernst May

This luxury hotel built in Mombasa by German architect and city planner Ernst May from 1956 to 1958 was demolished in 2000. It was located on the current site of the Aga Khan Academy.

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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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The Fiat Tagliero Building in Asmara, capital city of Eritrea, is a Futurist-style service station completed in 1938 and designed by the Italian architect Giuseppe Pettazzi. The building resembles to an aeroplane, consisting of the central tower which supports a pair of 15m wings build in..

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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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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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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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