724. University of Ife. View of the Auditorium

Dear Cesar,

The Oduduwa Hall of the University of Ife in Nigeria
was designed by Israeli architect Arieh Sharon and
local firm AMY Ltd. Sharon studied at the Bauhaus
under Gropius and Meyer and then returned to Israel
where he worked for the Israeli government planning
department. In the mid-1950s he worked in his private
office and designed among other buildings the new
campus of the University of Ife in Nigeria. The hall
is named for legendary Oduduwa who was the founder
and first king of Ife, the ancient Yoruba city.


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