Women's Centre
Rufisque, Senegal
Designed by students from Helsinki University, this red building centered on an internal courtyard, serves as the focal point for women's organisations. The building lies on a bed of clay, with a solid pillar foundation. Emphasis was given to local materials and recycling, using wheel rims from cars for vents, and 'glass bricks' for fenestration from bottom parts of old bottles. Run by local women, the complex provides facilities for social events and training, as well as a kindergarten and sewing school.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Rufisque, Senegal
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Events
2001
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 220 m² ; total site area: 670 m²
Variant Names
Women's Centre
Building Usages
womens shelter
social welfare
training center
educational
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project