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Kéré Architecture

Inspired by a curiosity for the particularities of any given locality and its social tapestry, the critically acclaimed Berlin-based Kéré Architecture pioneers a communal approach to design, rooted in a commitment to sustainable materials and modes of construction. Its Burkinabe founder Francis Kéré works with his team across four continents.

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Xylem Pavilion / Kéré Architecture

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Pavillion  · 
Fishtail, United States
  • Architects: Kéré Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 195.1 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Sarbalé Ke Pavilion / Kéré Architecture

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  • Architects: Kéré Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 200.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Lycee Schorge Secondary School / Kéré Architecture

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Schools  · 
Koudougou, Burkina Faso
  • Architects: Kéré Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1660.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Primary School in Gando Extension / Kéré Architecture

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  • Architects: Kéré Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 318.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008

Gando Teacher's Housing / Kéré Architecture

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  • Architects: Kéré Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 930.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2004

Primary School in Gando / Kéré Architecture

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  • Architects: Kéré Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 310.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2001

Courtyard Village / Kéré Architecture

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

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.

Kéré Architecture to Design Protective Shelter for Meroe Royal Baths in Sudan

Kéré Architecture has placed first in a competition to design a protective shelter on the UNESCO-protected Meroe Royal Baths in Sudan, North Africa. Believed to have served nearby palaces from the great African Kingdom of Kush (now modern-day Sudan), the Meroe Royal Baths were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 and is the focus of joint research by the German Archaeological Institute and the National Corporation for Antiques and Museums. Still marked by temples, palaces and over two hundred pyramids, the ruins of Meroe are a testimony to the exchanges of culture between the Mediterranean and Africa. Find out more about the proposal after the break.

Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture

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Weil am Rhein, Germany

In Progress_School Library Gando / Kere Architecture

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Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture

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  • Architects: Kere Architecture

National Park of Mali

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Park  · 
Bamako, Mali
  • Architects: Kere Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010