The Many Lives of Tambacounda at the Venice Architecture Biennale
May 26, 2021
Building on the collaborative nature of the recently completed redesign of Tambacounda Hospital’s pediatric and maternity units, Manuel Herz and Iwan Baan, with the support of Le Korsa and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, have presented “The Many Lives of Tambacounda” at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
The exhibit explores how the hospital’s redesign was a unique project, bringing together architecture, art, humanitarian work, healthcare, large-scale construction and the craftsmanship of artisans, all to provide over 40,000 patients per year with better facilities.
Featuring a model of the Tambacounda Hospital façade, constructed by Senegalese masons now living in Italy, as well as photographs, videos and interviews, the exhibit shares the multiple narratives and lives that the hospital is embedded within, and looks at the positive effect the hospital has already had on its community. Read more at designboom.