Visit a Nubian Vault

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: webmaster@lavoutenubienne.org

 > 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.

 Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou

NV show house at SIAO

Interior of NV show house

Auberge Song Taaba
Gonghin - 50 34 65 70

NV library
  School of Gonghin nord

Restaurant Villa Sikandra Cissin - 50 38 05 71

Restaurant Villa Sikandra
Cissin: interior fresco

Ouagadougou -  Lumbilla
B&B "Chez Mr Gérard"
chezmonsieurgerard.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boromo & its region

AVN Offices - Sector 1

Hôtel des voûtes - sect 1
76 04 67 41

Hôtel des voûtes - sect 1
interior

 Petit Balé Church
NV / RC

 Petit Balé Church
interior NV/RC

 NV Literacy Centre interior, Petit Balé

Many NV masons are from the Boromo area, and are happy to show visitors their own NV houses. AVN can put them in touch with potential visitors or clients.

Mason's house,  Boromo

NV mason, Boromo

Mason's house, Boromo

Safané  (Boromo-Dédougou axis)

Auberge of Safané

Auberge of Safané 

Auberge of Safané 
Road sign

Dédougou & its Region

 CB-Energie Workshop
Dedougou

NV interior of Tindé Zati NV entrepreneur Tchériba

Diébougou & its region

Shop in Diébougou
On left, on entering town

Maison d'accueil
  Gikologo cross-road

Brewhouse, Diébougou
On right, on entering town

Cybercafé, Dissin

Region of Bobo-Dioulasso

Samandéni: SEFRAP
Hotel - Restaurant 

Samandéni: SEFRAP
a hotel room

Samandéni: SEFRAP
Hotel - Restaurant

Samandéni: NV/RC school (ASF-Spain)
 

Samandéni: classroom (ASF-Spain)

Wara: NV/RC school (ASF-Spain)

B&B Maison Hèrè
Sect. 25  Bobo Dioulasso
www.maison-here.com

Town of Pô

School
(Bésix Foundation)

School
(Bésix Foundation)

 

 

Mali

Cercle de Kati


Djindjinebougou: school
NV/RC (Africabougou)

N'golofala: Dispensary
NV/RC (Africabougou)


Kobé: College
NV/RC (Africabougou)


Djindjinebougou: classroom
NV/RC (Africabougou)


N'golofala: dispensary interior
NV/RC (Africabougou)

Kobé: College classroom
NV/RC (Africabougou)


Ségou / Pélengana

Pélengana: AVN offices
near the Mairie
(with Intervida)

Pélengana: AVN offices

Pélengana: AVN offices

Pélengana: N'Domo
Workshop NV/RF

 

Région of Ségou/Koutiala

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. 

 Mamarila mosque
Zone of Dendjola

 Kadiala mosque

Sanogola mosque
Zone of Dendjola

 

Coucou mosque

Mamarila mosque
Zone of Dendjola

Mièna mosque
Zone of Dendjola

 

A mosque interior

 Coucou mosque

Mosque interior
 

Region of bandiagara

Bolmo-Wadouba: Drying barn (ASF-Spain)

Drying barn: Bolmo-Wadouba (ASF-Spain)

Kani Gougouna: Health centre (ASF-Spain)

 

Senegal

Region of Matam

Maison des énergies 
Sinthiou Bamanbé
(with CCVD)

Maison des énergies 
Sinthiou Bamanbé
(with CCVD)

Salle d'alpha
Sinthiou Bamanbé
(with CCVD)

Maison des énergies 
Sinthiou Bamanbé
(with CCVD)

Maison des énergies 
Sinthiou Bamanbé
(with CCVD)

Thialy VN
Sinthiou Bamanbé
(with CCVD)

 
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