I’m building sustainable earthen roofs

Thomas Granier

Burkina Faso / Ouagadougou
Innovation : Marketed / Broadcasted
This former stonemason revived an ancient construction technique to design cooler, more comfortable African homes while creating a genuine local economy.

From prototype to large-scale deployment of his design, Thomas no longer has a moment to himself…and finding time for an interview on one of his worksites wasn’t easy. We managed to sit down with him to film, at a temperature of 40 degrees in the shade !

Interact, support, talk !

  1. Sonia BICHON
  2. Soumia MASMOUDI
  3. jacqueline Fontaine
    1. Meryam Shamengo
  4. Sidi Mohamed Cheiguer
    1. Meryam Shamengo

Actualités du pionnier

Nubian vault honoured by the international community

10 December 2014
The Nubian Vault Association (AVN), founded by our pioneer Thomas Granier, will receive the “Momentum for Change” prize at the COP20 in Lima this week. This prominent international stage will bring visibility to a still little-known invention that has the potential to be adapted for use in many countries!