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Gaël Kpotogbé Amoussou, M.Sc.A.

Student at the Chair from 2006 to 2008

Gaël Kpotogbé  Amoussou

Gaël Kpotogbé Amoussou, an architect graduated from EAMAU of Lomé, Togo, has worked in architecture, urban planning and civil engineering firms from 1997 to 2006. He attended an intensive course on the conservation and management of earthen architectural heritage to CRATerre - School of Architecture of Grenoble in France, obtaining his certificate in 2005. He worked on various conservation projects: the restoration of the palace of King Béhanzin in Benin (2004); the restoration of Wood Home (house of slaves) in Togo in collaboration with the Africa 2009 programme and CRATerre - EAG (2006); and preparation of the World Heritage nomination file for Koutammakou, Togo (2003). His research in the Masters of Conservation of the Built Environment at Université de Montréal consisted of a study on the transfer of know-how related to the construction of the traditional houses at Koutammakou, Togo. The goal of this research is to encourage the transmission of traditional knowledge of the Batammaribas people to maintain the integrity of the cultural landscape Koutammakou, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004. Research assistant under the direction of Christina Cameron, Gael published this study in 2011 in a book entitled L’imaginaire des Batammariba du Togo à travers leur habitat.