University of the Cameroon, later renamed University of Yaoundé 1, was designed
to accommodate 2,000 students, envisaging 4,000 in the future, and comprised
three faculties - Law, Sciences, and Arts - as well as halls of residence, a
restaurant for 1,200 people, and extensive sporting facilities. Incorporated
within the University, but designed as a separate project, was a Centre for
use was made of local materials including a range of woods and local stone
which was the main element in many of the facades and the garden bearing walls.
The roofs of some indoor spaces were designed as hyperbolic paraboloids. Decoration
involved significant collaboration with local artists and sculptors, especially
from the Bamileke and Bamoun ethnic groups.