Designed by students from Helsinki University, this red building centered on an internal courtyard, serves as the focal point for women's organisations. The building lies on a bed of clay, with a solid pillar foundation. Emphasis was given to local materials and recycling, using wheel rims from cars for vents, and 'glass bricks' for fenestration from bottom parts of old bottles. Run by local women, the complex provides facilities for social events and training, as well as a kindergarten and sewing school.
Women's Centre Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2004.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.