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Legacy Restored in Niger

Religious and secular complex

A reinterpretation of traditional local construction is central to the design for a new mosque with a capacity for 1,000 people, and creation of a literacy center and library in the renovated derelict mosque in Dandaji, Niger.

The project completed in 2018 creates a space in the village open to all. The design explores new techniques pertaining to the use of renewable resources. Involving local artisans, masons, and the community led to a knowledge transfer beneficial to all.

 

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“Enlightened” recognition for a job well done
 
Local cultures
 
Prelude to “Re-materializing Construction” in Cairo
 
Young Ivorian architect learns from LafargeHolcim Awards winner in Niger
 
Silver – Creating a place for all in a community in Niger
 
Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018: Gold, Silver, Bronze to collaborative and diverse design teams
 
“Providing civic space for both genders and promoting the education of women”
 
Global finalist project entry 2018 – Legacy Restored in Niger
 
Gold Award: Combining spiritual tradition and modern knowledge in Niger
 
“A discourse on the history of the site and on the project’s role in bringing a community together”
 
Project Entry 2017 for Middle East Africa
Project Details
Location
Dandaji, Niger
Authors
Mariam Kamara
Main Author
Mariam Kamara
atelier masomi, Niger
Yasaman Esmaili
Main Author
Yasaman Esmaili
studio chahar, Iran
Prizes
Awards
Silver 2018
Global
Awards
Gold 2017
Middle East Africa
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“Bringing together the religious and the secular” – Yasaman Esmaili on sustainable design
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