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AD Interviews: Francis Kéré / Chicago Architecture Biennial

AD Interviews: Francis Kéré / Chicago Architecture Biennial

Kéré Architecture’s “Place for Gathering” exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial creates a meeting place at the entrance to the Chicago Cultural Center. Made from a locally sourced material (wood), the exhibition emits a fresh, natural smell, and creates a place for people to meet, connect and share “differing cultural narratives, traditions and aspirations," writes Kéré in the official Chicago Biennale Guidebook.

Selected by ArchDaily Editors as one of their favorite exhibitions at the Biennial, “Place for Gathering” is based on two themes that are central to the work of Francis Kéré: “maximizing local resources and facilitating the exchange of ideas and knowledge." Listen to Kéré explain the inspiration and philosophy behind the exhibition in the video above.

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "AD Interviews: Francis Kéré / Chicago Architecture Biennial" 26 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777875/ad-interviews-francis-kere-chicago-architecture-biennial/> ISSN 0719-8884

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