Francis Kéré © Erik Jan Ouwerkerk
Diébédo Francis Kéré
is the principal architect at Kéré Architecture based in Berlin, founded in 2005. Kéré
was born in 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso, west Africa and trained at the Technical University of Berlin. Kéré Architecture has been recognised nationally and internationally with awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004) for his first building, a primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso; LOCUS Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (2009); Global Holcim Award Gold (2011 and 2012); Green Planet Architects Award (2013); Schelling Architecture Foundation Award (2014) and the Kenneth Hudson Award – European Museum of the Year (2015).
Kéré’s work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions: Radically Simple
at the Architecture Museum in Munich (2016) and The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community
, Philadelphia Museum of Art (2016). His work has also been selected for group exhibitions Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement
, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010) and Sensing Spaces
, Royal Academy, London (2014).