Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Tore H Grimstad, Assad Ansar and Andreas Brunvoll's Youth Centre in Senegal

A youth centre built in 10 weeks in an area with no electricity

Built in 2011 when Grimstad, Ansar and Brunvoll were still students, Niafourang in Senegal is home to the NGO ‘Friends of Niafourang’, some 300 inhabitants and no electricity. Despite this, the sand and cement block youth centre was optimistically futureproofed with a room for computer work. The low window reveals double as seating, and the corrugated aluminium roof extends to create an area sheltered from sun and rain.

Fact File

Architects: Tore H Grimstad, Assad Ansar and Andreas Brunvoll

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.