Most Impressive Examples Of African Brutalist Architecture

Instagram account african_brutalism is dedicated to sharing African Brutalist Architecture and here are some of the most impressive buildings

The Hotel du Lac, Tunisia

The building was designed in the Brutalist style by the Italian architect Raffaele Contigiani and built from 1970 to 1973 for the Tunisian government of Habib Bourguiba. It was constructed on 190 reinforced concrete piles up to 60 m (200 ft) deep, and built from exposed concrete (béton brut) around a steel structure, creating a single long block with ten floors, with large windows. Projecting cantilevered stairs at each end creates an inverted pyramid shape.

African Brutalist Architecture

Dakar, Senegal

African Brutalist Architecture

Block of flats, Cairo, Egypt

African Brutalist Architecture
Manuel A. Diestro

Bank of Central African States, Yaoundé, Cameroon (Mirrored photo)

African Brutalist Architecture

Grand Central Water Tower, South Africa

Built in 1996 and designed by a local architecture firm, the Midrand water tower was a nod to a vanishing architecture movement, the boxy concrete of Brutalism. The giant concrete spiral rises up over the Midrand landscape. Only the top half of the tower is filled with water. The vacant areas were designed to hold commercial space. Its creators refer to the building as an “urban sculpture,” and its spiraling, tornado-like form certainly makes it one of the most noticeable buildings in the area.

African Brutalist Architecture

Blocks of flats in El Obour, Salah Salem Street, Cairo

African Brutalist Architecture

Mosquée de la Divinité, Dakar, Senegal

The Mosque of Divinity built 1997, is a mosque located in Ouakam, Senegal. It is a structure with two minarets. The mosque provides a view of the Atlantic Ocean, as the mosque lies near the shore, at the Corniche-Ouest.

Mosquée de la Divinité

Block Number 2 Ministry on the centre square in downtown, Yaounde, Cameroon

Block Number 2 Ministry

House to watch the sunset by artist Not Vital. Anno 2006. Niger


Cham tower in Kampala, Uganda

Cham tower

La Pyramide, Abidjan, Ivory Coast