Creative cities

Learning to do: The Nubian vault (Burkina Faso)
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Language(s): Plurilingual: Eng, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese

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It clip highlights how an ancient Egyptian building method - the Nubian vault -, which requires only earth and water, was rediscovered by a Frenchman who transmitted this technique to Burkinabese masons. Today, the masons train apprentices, and the project has resulted in hundreds of dwellings that have been built by a qualified, local labour force.

This video is part of the DVD "Better City, Better Life".  »available here

Place/country: Burkina Faso,
Type: Radio.TV.Report
Duration: 5 minutes
Credits: Sylvain Braun (author), UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (publisher),
Published in: 2010

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