Gallery: Terracotta-Colored High School in Senegal Only Needs A/C 2 Mon...

Despite soaring summertime temperatures in Senegal, the gorgeous terracotta-colored Jean Mermoz High School only relies on mechanical air-conditioning two months out of the year. Terreneuve Architects leaned on the expertise of local craftsmen to realize this striking contemporary design, which has a remarkably small energy load thanks to a series of passive design strategies .

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  1. hadjibeye May 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

    One of the first Green buildings in Senegal, West Africa.
    A design well-suited for Dakar’s climate and environment, it is good to notice the introduction of green buildings in Africa.

    Some extra lead points for rainwater catching and harvesting.

    Great design (very aesthetic too!)

    E. Beye

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