Central Market, Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2005 (Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation, Laurent Séchaud, and Pierre Jéquier)
Located in the capital of the West African republic of Burkina Faso
(formerly known as Upper Volta), the central market reveals the full
potential of a humble building material. Blocks of compressed earth were
used to form domes, vaults, and arches that ennoble the civic space.