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.
Block of flats, Cairo, Egypt
Bank of Central African States, Yaoundé, Cameroon (Mirrored photo)
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.
Blocks of flats in El Obour, Salah Salem Street, Cairo
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.