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#9 Construction with raw soil in Senegal

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In Senegal, the construction sector is booming. Today, concrete is used on construction sites, but although it is produced locally and cheaply, it is very polluting. The global cement industry is responsible for 6% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

 

However, architects and entrepreneurs want to build differently. They are inspired by the ancient houses made of raw soil and the revival of local know-how. This is the case with Worofila Architecture. With a still dynamic local sector, as well as technical and thermal characteristics that make it one of the best construction materials in Senegal, raw soil has everything it takes to be successful. However, the coming years will probably be important for this ancestral and accessible construction technique to be perpetuated. Nicolas Rondet from Worofila (...)

 

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