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Tore Hanssen Grimstad, Andreas Brunvoll, Assad Ansar / Norway YOUTH CENTRE IN NIAFOURANG, SENEGAL, 2011 The Youth Centre was built to improve conditions for local youth and create job opportunities in an area with a high rate of unemployment. Local materials and building techniques were implemented in the design, and community involvement was essential to its construction, which took place over a period of ten weeks without access to electricity or running water. The walls were built using blocks of compressed sand and a small amount of cement. The blocks were hand-pressed using a local machine with sand shovelled from a nearby ditch. Windows are positioned low on the walls in deep frames, so they can be used to sit in. The roof extends to include a second floor outside the walls of the multi-purpose room, which functions as an extension of the library/computer room, and is accessible from an outdoor ladder. 200  MULTI-PURPOSE


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