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The surest way to get to know more about the Nubian Vault (NV) technique is to visit some NV buildings. Listed below are some of the buildings (mainly public or community ones) you could see in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal, should you have the opportunity; you can get permission to visit these either by phoning in advance (where there is phone number given) or by contacting the AVN teams in Burkina Faso or Mali.
> Owners or organizations wishing to publish or modify details of their NV buildings here should contact our webmaster: email@example.com
> The reference NV/RC in the titles of some of the images below refers to buildings using reinforced concrete (RC) pillars and beams to support the vaults internally.
Ouagadougou - Lumbilla
B&B "Chez Mr Gérard"
B&B Maison Hèrè
Sect. 25 Bobo Dioulasso
Town of Pô
Ségou / Pélengana
Several mosques have been built in villages in this region (DPRP of Ségou/Koutiala). Please contact AVN-Mali for information on how to reach the villages concerned.
Region of bandiagara