Diébédo Francis Kéré, commonly known as Francis Kéré, an African Architect born in Gando, Burkina Faso, and based in Berlin,Germany; has been announced as the 2022 laureate of architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
A great archivement that is only given to architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. Unarguably Francis Kéré is not an exception.
Some of his notable works include: the Burkina Institute of Technology (BIT)
- The serpentine Pavilion, Kensington Gardens, London, UK.
- Sarbalé ke. A temporary large-scale art installation at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California, USA.
And lots more, he shows how useful local materials are to creating a beautiful edifices that still portray the rich culture of its place of origin. Francis Kéré is refining African vernacular architecture.
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