Reblog: Burkinabè Architect Francis Kéré Wins the Pritzker Prize — COOL HUNTING®

Diébédo Francis Kéré, founder of the Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, has become the first Black individual to win the field’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize. Hailing from the remote village of Gando in Burkina Faso, Kéré won a scholarship to study woodwork in Germany before transitioning to architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. His […]

Burkinabè Architect Francis Kéré Wins the Pritzker Prize — COOL HUNTING®

A First in African Design

Diebedo Francis Kere has won the Pritzker architecture prize becoming the first African to do so.

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This is a huge achievement for the Berlin educated architect whose achievements include: Léo International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, in Geneva, Zhoushan Harbour Development in China and the Centre for Earth Architecture in Mopti.