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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s work has been recognized with the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Architect, educator and social activist Diébédo Francis Kéré has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022.

Born in Gando, Burkina Faso, and currently based in Berlin, the architect’s sensitive work transforms and shapes communities through the process of architecture. With a commitment to social justice and the smart use of local materials, he works in marginalized, disadvantaged countries where architecture and infrastructure are absent. His work includes contemporary schools, healthcare facilities, apartments, civic buildings and public spaces in areas where resources are fragile and community collaboration is vital.

Photo by Lars Borges

“Francis Kéré is a pioneer of architecture—sustainable to the earth and its inhabitants—in lands of extreme scarcity. He is equally an architect and a servant, improving upon the lives and experiences of countless citizens in a region of the world that is at times forgotten. Through buildings that demonstrate beauty, modesty, boldness and invention, and by the integrity of his architecture and geste, Kéré gracefully upholds the mission of this Prize,” reads the official statement of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Léo Doctors’ Housing, photo by ©Francis Kéré
Gando Primary School, photo by Erik-Jan Owerkerk
Sarbalé Ke, photo by Iwan Baan
Serpentine Pavilon, photo by Iwan Baan
Startup Lions Campus, photo by ©Francis Kéré

Source: Press Release

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