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laurent séchaud
laurent séchaud, Geneva
Koudougou Central Market 

By virtue of its size, the project provided an important training ground for local masons. The market buildings are made almost exclusively of a local material compressed earth blocks using traditional Nubian techniques of arch and vault construction. Koudougou's central market combines a covered hall with space for 624 stalls with a further 125 buildings containing 1'195 shop units, the vast majority of them small spaces of only 6.20 square metres.