Working with Adjaye Associates on the Africa Institute in Sharjah

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Working with Adjaye Associates on the Africa Institute in Sharjah
Working with Adjaye Associates on the Africa Institute in Sharjah

The Africa Institute in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates—the first centre of its kind dedicated to the advanced study, research, and documentation of Africa and the African diaspora located in the Arab world— has commissioned Adjaye Associates to design its new campus in downtown Sharjah. Since its establishment in 2018, The Africa Institute has organized international symposia and conferences, art exhibitions and artist commissions, film and performance series, and public programs.

StudioFractal is honoured to be working with Adjaye to provide a seamless lighting experience within the campus project. We are using natural and artificial light to complement the sequence of spaces and enhance the material palette to create a welcoming sense of place. The Africa Institute will be a nexus for knowledge-building and learning that will serve people in the region and partners across Africa and around the world for generations to come.