The extension of the University of Bambey, 2019 COAVN Award
For the usage of bioclimatic resources and local construction methods
The extension of the University of Bambey has added another win to its list of awards. After winning first prize in the WAN Awards (Sustainable Building category) and the LEAF Awards (Best Regenerative Impact) and an award in the Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the project’s quality has now received recognition from the Basque-Navarrese Official Architects’ Association.
In this edition of their annual awards, the extension was awarded first prize by the Association under the category of Architecture and Extraterritorial Planning. Our extension of the University of Saint Louis, also in Senegal, was finalist.
Referring to the winning work, the jury highlighted “the value of a non-residential and educational infrastructure carried out in a country in which a facility of this nature can be decisive for the development of its people through a typology that can easily be exported. Its appropriate insertion in the local landscape and climate using bioclimatic resources and local construction methods is another well regarded feature.”
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