SOS Children's Village Dakar
Dakar, Senegal
The compound comprises: a kindergarten, ten houses containing the children's dormitories, and administrative facilities. The compound is organised around a traditional meeting place marked by a Baobab tree. The kindergarten, with its high pyramidal roof, is the dominant volume. Its roof structure rests on four cubic classrooms which open onto a large central space. Each classroom has access to a private yard. The ten, single-level houses, each accommodating eight - nine children and a foster mother, are set amidst lawns and gardens. A series of playgrounds, easily accessible from the houses, were created from volcanic rocks unearthed during construction.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

See also:

Official Website of SOS-Kinderdorf International. http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/. [Accessed January 17, 2007]
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Dakar, Senegal
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womens shelter
social welfare
primary school
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