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Senegalese university wins prestigious architecture award

19 September 2019

Alioune Diop University in Bambey, Senegal, was given the highest honours at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony in Kazan, Russia. Its teaching and research department is one of the 5 Laureates of 2019, for setting new standards of excellence in architecture. "This victory can have a great impact in Senegal and Africa because the building was created by the environment – by taking the temperature of certain local realities – it is a great one that can have a great impact on Senegal and Africa and can be replicated everywhere," said Ibrahim Wone, chief of cabinet at the Ministry of Higher Education. This victory can have a great impact in Senegal.