Association la Voute Nubienne (AVN)

AVN's mission is to improve housing conditions through an appropriate architecture, as soon as possible, for as many people as possible. In sub-Saharan Africa, the struggle to obtain decent housing plunges millions of families into a vicious circle of poverty. AVN offers a solution to this problem, based on three integrated concepts: A Roof + A Skill + A Market AVN organises the training and support of local Nubian Vault (NV) builders and entrepreneurs to promote this solution on a large-scale, with a view to developing a self-sustaining market in NV construction. As a result, families can acquire affordable, sustainable, and decent housing, at the same time improving their economic cond...

Village house

Village house
Photo from Progress Report 'AVN-Mali program set for growth' (view small | med | large | orig)

VN mosque, Coucoun

VN mosque, Coucoun
Photo from Progress Report 'AVN-Mali program set for growth' (view small | med | large | orig)

Village house, Nougoure

Village house, Nougoure
Photo from Progress Report 'AVN-Mali program set for growth' (view small | med | large | orig)

VN mosque, Mamarila

VN mosque, Mamarila
Photo from Progress Report 'AVN-Mali program set for growth' (view small | med | large | orig)

The first NV building in Mexico

The first NV building in Mexico
Photo from Progress Report '7.5 kilometers (= 4.7 miles) of vaults built!' (view small | med | large | orig)
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