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Sugar Hill Housing / David Adjaye

Sugar Hill Housing / David Adjaye

David Adjaye’s new affordable housing building for Sugar Hill, Harlem is expected to strengthen the community with its mixed program on the base level and impvero the poverty-stricken neighborhood by providing quality housing for 124 families. In addition to apartments that will house some of the city’s poorest residents, a new educational, cultural and arts space will also be incorporated into the scheme. Resting at the bottom of Adjaye’s stacked and shifted volumes, the 18,000 sqf Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling will hold a permanent exhibition of Ringgold’s quilt art in addition to temporary exhibitions. As bdonline.uk reported, “Ringgold, who grew up in the area, has developed the museum in order to provide local children with early education through art. The museum will, in particular, attempt to foster pride in Harlem’s own artistic legacy.” The building’s construction is projected for later this year. We’re hoping this building has the potential to uplift a burdened community; what do you think?

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Sugar Hill Housing / David Adjaye" 06 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/80759/sugar-hill-housing-david-adjaye/> ISSN 0719-8884
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