Museum of African History, Dakar (Senegal)

A competition for the construction of the Dakar Museum, in honour of the victims of the slave trade, was organised in the 1990s by Unesco and the Organisation of African Unity. The awarded project consists of a complex structure projected upwards, with a 240-m3 concave volume occupied by the research centre, the administrative offices and the archives; the Museum is located in the lower part.

Client

Central African States partnership

Period

1997

Amount

€ 180.760.000

Project

ODB – Architetti Ottavio Di Blasi, Paolo Simonetti, Daniela Tortello, Stefano Grioni, Marzia Roncoroni, Mauricio Cardenas