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The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

Throughout the world, the Space Age was known for its beautiful, bold architecture, full of swooshy curves and spaceship-shaped buildings. But some of the most vibrant and retro-futuristic buildings of the Space Age can be found in Africa. Here are the most amazing architectural achievements from Space-Age Africa.

Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, the first president of independent Angola in Luanda, Angola

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in AfricaThe Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa(via Erik Cleves Kristensen and Fir Z)

Memorial to the Martyrs in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

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Bujumbura International Airport, Bujumbura, Burundi

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St. Paul’s Cathedral in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), designed by Aldo Spirito, consecrated in 1980

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in AfricaThe Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa(via Wikimedia Commons and Felix Krohn)

This building in Warri, Nigeria

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Kariakoo Market in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Yaoundé, Cameroon

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The National Assembly, the parliament of Cameroon:

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

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The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The CNPS building (The National Social Insurance Fund):

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Unity Palace:

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Reunification Monument:

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

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Centre International des Civilisations Bantu, Libreville, Gabon, established in 1983, abandoned in 1988. In 2012 it was announced that the centre will be rehabilitated.

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa(via Carlos Reis and steephane)

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, the largest church ever, Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), designed by Pierre Fakhoury, built between 1985 and 1990. It has an area of 322,917 sq ft (30,000 sqm) and is 518 ft (158 m) high.

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

(via Felix Krohn and jbdodane)

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