Project: Terreneuve + Adam Yedid architectes
Location: Dakar, Senegal
The 2012 winners are Terreneuve + Adam Yedid architectes won the 2012 award for the AFEX (Architectes français à l’export) for their design of the Jean-Mermoz French Lyceum in Dakar, Senegal.
The awarded every two years to a work of value designed by a French architect abroad and it also promotes the relationship between architecture and other arts: architecture and literature for 2012, and architecture and photography for the first edition in 2010.
Denoted as bioclimatic architecture at the urban level, the project was constructed using local resources and technologies within the grasp of the community labour, itself setting an example as architecture built with a view to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The design on the construction site occupied a city school, the location of existing sports fields, gathering the kindergarten and elementary school, middle school and high school for a total effective term of 2500 students.
Photos: courtesy of aefe- ©Terreneuve Architectes – photos @Daniel Rousselot