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1 Une architecture adaptée, le plus rapidement possible, pour le plus grand nombre Photo : Christian Lamontagne Runner Up, Most Promising Approach Experiences from the Field 2013

2 THE PROBLEM HOUSING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 1 Photo : Christian Lamontagne Our Solution : A ROOF + A SKILL + A MARKET Desertification : Trees and bush timber are disappearing Iron roofing sheets and concrete are unsuitable : Uncomfortable, expensive and imported they drain the cash out of local economies 300 million people are concerned by this vicious circle of poverty

3 A ROOF the Nubian Vault technique 100% earth based: no wood, no iron, no concrete A 3,500 year old concept Ecological : local materials (earth, rocks, water), carbon free Economical : primary materials available, local and cheap 70% of the cost = unskilled work Comfortable : thermal and acoustic comfort Social : local economies, involves communities Cultural : restores traditional dimension of housing 2 Photo : Christian Lamontagne

4 A SKILL NUBIAN VAULT MASON 3 Photo : Christian Lamontagne Free training through apprenticeship on site A promising job: from mason to entrepreneur in a few years Social recognition of the skill

5 4 A MARKET A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 1- Raising awareness 2- Identify leaders: key persons 3- Identify apprentices (Offer) and Clients (demand) 4- Promote the creation of a market : the clients pay the mason 5- Follow up, support and evaluation by our team Photo : Christian Lamontagne Self sustaining markets appear organically

6 6 IMPACTS ON THE LONG TERM OUR OBJECTIVE BY 2025 : Reverse the problem of housing in the Sahel through endogenous growth of the NV market Photo : AVN

7 La voute nubienne The next revolution in affordable housing Awarded by : Support us on


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