Africa’s Space Age

Feautured Imagine Source: http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-most-astonishing-space-age-buildings-in-africa-1546195360

During the mid 20th century the world went into space mania and Africa was no exception. The continent was filled with new and exciting alien buildings, just as the outer atmosphere would do.

Here are some of the greatest!

Bujumbura International Airport, Burundi

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Source: The Advocacy Project, Under Creative Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/advocacy_project/3618229713

One of the coolest little airports in the world. Made up out of 7 little domes, they let light through all day long.

The CNPS building, Cameroon

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Source: Borigue, Creative Commons, https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:YaoundeCNPS.PNG

It’s huge brown tower, Glass atrium and giant gold rock that crashed into it is truly mind boggling!

Govermental Buildings of Cameroon

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Source: https://www.pinterest.com/kimberlytrouy/cameroon-week-1/
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Source: http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-most-astonishing-space-age-buildings-in-africa-1546195360

These buildings are without a doubt the coolest governmental buildings I’ve ever come across.

Nabemba Tower, Congo

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Source: Unsonique, Under Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nabemba.jpg

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Ponte City Appartments, SA

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Source: http://dlalanje.org/

Round towers are always cool

Memorial to the Martyrs, Burkina Faso

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Source: http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-most-astonishing-space-age-buildings-in-africa-1546195360

The building could not look more like an alien space ship if it was one, and it is a magnificent building.

Stanbic Bank, Uganda

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Source: http://cajnewsafrica.com/2016/09/14/stanbic-uganda-loan-oversubscribed-in-dubai/

One of my favourite buildings.

Africa created some of the most amazing buildings in the modern era. Here’s hoping that Africa will continue be amazing and creative and beautiful into the future.


 

Sources:

GizmodoDlalanjeFlickrWikimedia (Nabemba)Wikipedia (CNPS)Panoramio, Africa Ranking, Skyscrapercity, Caj News Africa, SA People

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