Niamey 2000 - AKDN
Aerial view of the six single-family units corresponding to the first phase of the project. Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)
Each family unit contains two floors with outdoor spaces on the ground and upper floors. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

The Niamey 2000 project is a direct response to the current housing and socio-economic conditions found in the city of Niamey. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Each unit offers a bedroom, living and dining rooms, storage, and indoor and outdoor kitchens on the ground floor. The upper floor contains two bedrooms, an outdoor laundry and a terrace. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

The project proposes a new model for urban housing and establishes a model for local development. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Living spaces open out onto self-shading courtyards, which are cooled by both cross and stack ventilation. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

View of the upstairs terrace. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

The design takes a firm position on material selection by using unfired earth masonry and passive cooling techniques. | Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Aboubacar Magagi (photographer)

Ground floor plan. | Courtesy of architect

Courtesy of architect

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