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THREAD - Artist Residency and Cultural Center

Toshiko Mori Architect

Africa | Sinthian

Located in the rural village of Sinthian in the hinterland of Senegal, Thread – designed pro bono by Toshiko Mori - is an artist residency and cultural centre. Donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, it is both an architecture and community proper whose programme and building techniques create a weave of shapes, spaces and environments to meet a range of community needs. 

The Thread complex is designed to host two resident artists for a period of study and creativity. The studio has nearby living quarters with kitchen and bedroom. Exhibition spaces for the artists’ work have been created nearby. Also an events venue, the Centre is organized into a series of open and covered spaces flowing one into the other. These include two elliptical-shaped open courts separated by a central covered meeting and community events space. The Centre’s social...

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