Collection by Allie Weiss

Bold Modernist Architecture Across Africa

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An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum explores the modernist architecture that emerged in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa in the 60s. As many countries gained their independence, they began to experiment in new, creative ways—resulting in a bevy of bold, modern architecture. The exhibition, curated by Manuel Herz, runs from February 20 to May 31, 2015. Here's a look at some of the striking structures on view.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Foire Internationale de Dakar. 1974. Designed by Jean Francois Lamoureux & Jean-Louis Marin.
Hotel Independence. 1973-1978. Designed by Henri Chomette and Roland Depret.
Hotel Ivoire. 1962-1970. Designed by Heinz Fenchel and Thomas Leiterdorf.
Independence Arch. 1961. Designed by the Public Works Departments.
Kenyatta International Conference Centre. 1967-1973. Designed by Karl Henrik Nostvik.
Kenyatta International Conference Centre. 1967-1973. Designed by Karl Henrik Nostvik.
La Pyramide. 1973. Designed by Rinaldo Olivieri.
Mfantsipim School. 1958. Designed by Fry, Drew and Partners.
School of Engineering at KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology). 1956. Kumasi, Ghana.
Stadium at KNUST. 1964-1967. Designed by KNUST Development Office.
University of Zambia. 1965-1970. Designed by Julian Elliott.
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