Tambacounda Hospital redesign opening soon
May 06, 2021

One of the biggest projects that Le Korsa and the Albers Foundation have undertaken in Senegal—Manuel Herz’s redesign of Tambacounda Hospital’s pediatric and maternity units—is slated to open later this month.

The project, which builds on fifteen years of our work with Tambacounda Hospital, from offering patient subsidies to bringing in much-needed medical supplies, will vastly improve the level of care for women, children, and their families. Increased capacity will also allow doctors and nurses to work more comfortably and more efficiently.

In The Art Newspaper, Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of the Albers Foundation and founder of Le Korsa, speaks about the efficiency and beauty of Manuel Herz’s redesign, and how it ties in to the values espoused by Anni and Josef Albers. “Anni and Josef often talked about minimal needs for maximum effect. And I would say that the hospital exemplifies that,” Nick said. You can read more about it in Art News, Dezeen, and the Financial Times.