The New York practice of architect Toshiko Mori was commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the non-profit organization American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK) to give the remote Senegalese town of Fass a school that can serve 300 children – aged 5 to 10 – from the region of over 110 villages. Two oval buildings form the complex. In the larger one, classrooms and flex spaces surround a courtyard. The smaller one provides accommodation for teachers. Using local construction skills and materials, perimeter walls vary in height and are perforated for ventilation purposes. The thick thatched pitched roof is an efficient insulator against heat.
Escuela y residencia para profesores, Fass (Senegal) School and Teachers’ Residences, Fass (Senegal).
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Le Korsa.
Toshiko Mori Architect / Toshiko Mori (socio partner); Jordan MacTavish (equipo team).
Schlaich Bergermann and Partners (estructura structure).
Dr Magueye Ba.
Iwan Baan, Sofia Verzbolovskis.