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Youth Center in Niafourang, Senegal by Project Niafourang

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Project Niafourang

In the fall of 2011 three architecture students from NTNU travelled to Niafourang, a small coastal village in the Casamance region of Senegal, to design and build a Youth Center. The population of Niafourang is approximately 300 inhabitants. The village is very poor and people generally live hand to mouth. Locals harvest rice from fields and fish from the river. The region is lush with vegetation due to its tropical climate. There is a high unemployment rate and many young people leave Niafourang to find work elsewhere.

Image Courtesy Project Niafourang

  • Architects: Project Niafourang
  • Project: Youth Center in Niafourang
  • Location: Niafourang, Senegal
  • Project team: Tore Hanssen Grimstad, Andreas Brunvoll, Assad Ansar
  • Advisors: Hans Skotte & TYIN Tegnestue
  • Client: Friends of Niafourang
  • Budget: 100.000 NOK (Approx. 13,100 EUR)
  • Floor area: 250 m2
  • Number of floors: 2
  • Project status: Completed
  • Project year: October-December 2011
  • Sponsors: Lund+Slaatto Architects
  • Photographs: Project Niafourang

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