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Francis Kéré Designs Education Campus for Mama Sarah Obama Foundation in Kenya

Francis Kéré Designs Education Campus for Mama Sarah Obama Foundation in Kenya
Francis Kéré Designs Education Campus for Mama Sarah Obama Foundation in Kenya, © Kéré Architecture
© Kéré Architecture

Kéré Architecture has designed a $12 million "Legacy Campus" in Kenya for the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) - the foundation of the sole living grandparent of president Barack Obama whose mission is to feed and educate children and impoverished families. Planned for Kogelo, Kenya (the birthplace of President Barack Obama’s father), the phased plan is to build an early childhood development center, a primary and secondary school, a vocational training school and eventually a hospital all within a single campus.

"The goal of the project is to promote a sustainable approach to community-strengthening and education," says Kéré.

Secondary School. Image © Kéré Architecture
Secondary School. Image © Kéré Architecture

"Each school is uniquely designed for its specific age group with age-appropriate libraries, playgrounds, and sports fields. By creating educational environments that promote curiosity and critical-thinking, students will anticipate educational advancement and will be prepared to succeed in their everyday lives beyond the classroom.

Primary School Courtyard. Image © Kéré Architecture
Primary School Courtyard. Image © Kéré Architecture

"Although the schools operate completely individually from each other, they are united through a variety of shared public spaces such as an auditorium, sports fields, and cafeteria. These community-focused spaces will support special assemblies, school celebrations, and sporting events not only for the schools but for the surrounding community as well." 

Boys Dormitory. Image © Kéré Architecture
Boys Dormitory. Image © Kéré Architecture

The project's first phase will complete the Early Childhood Development Center. Its second phase will consist of rehabilitating the existing barack Obama Primary and secondary schools.

Campus Diagram. Image © Kéré Architecture
Campus Diagram. Image © Kéré Architecture

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Francis Kéré Designs Education Campus for Mama Sarah Obama Foundation in Kenya" 28 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774492/francis-kere-designs-kenyan-education-campus-for-mama-sarah-obama-foundation/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Francis Kéré 为在肯尼亚的Mama Sarah Obama 基金会设计教育园区