High hopes for David Adjaye’s Harlem scheme

Building Design Online | October 2010

David Adjaye has unveiled plans for an affordable housing scheme in one of the poorest parts of New York

The development in Sugar Hill, Harlem, will include 124 new homes along with educational, cultural and arts spaces.

The building, which overlooks the Harlem River, will provide a base for the new Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling.

The 18,000 sq ft museum will house a permanent exhibition of Ringgold’s quilt art – which is shown in museums around the world – as well as spaces for temporary exhibitions and children’s artwork.

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