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Monday, Sep. 26, 2016, 06:30pm

Francis Kéré is honored to give the Warren W. Cunningham Lecture celebrating the exhibition The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community, presented by PennDesign, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Room B1, Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia
Free and open to the public; no registration required.

Photo source @ Instagram



We mourn the tragic loss of our dear brother, colleague, and friend. His loyal companionship and encouragement were fundamental to the strength and well-being of the whole Kéré team.




The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community

May 14–September 25, 2016

Kéré Architecture has designed a site-specific installation and exhibition featuring the architectural practice of Francis Kéré. This exhibition sheds light on Kéré’s inventive approach to building, which views local expertise and materials as well as collective input as invaluable resources. In addition to sculpted spaces for visitors to gather, reflect, and converse, the exhibition features never-before-seen films, photography, and material artifacts taken from various construction projects in Africa as well as Europe. Full-scale prototypes of projects such as the Royal Academy Pavilion and Camper Pop-up Shop are also on display. Check out the hashtags #CreativeAfrica and #Colorscape for a preview!

Photo @ Philadelphia Museum of Art



May 28–November 27, 2016

Curated by Alejandro Aravena, Reporting from the Front features 88 participants from 37 different countries with 50 of them participating for the first time and 33 architects under the age of 40. Kéré Architecture is proud to present the exhibition In Pursuit of a new Ouagadougou in the central pavilion. The project focuses on the destruction and future rebuilding of the parliament house in Burkina Faso's capital city.



EuroShop Retail Design Awards

The Vitra Camper Pop-Up Store is one of three winners of the 2016 EuroShop Design Awards! Over 70 projects from 25 countries were submitted for 2016. An international jury selected this year's winners from 26 finalists. Criteria for the awards is an inspiring design, a clear message in terms of product range, an unambiguous appeal to a specific target group, and a very good corporate design. This year's ceremony took place in Shanghai during the C-star 2016, Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail

Photo © Vitra / Photography by Eduardo Perez




1st Prize Meroe Royal Baths Competition
German Archaeological Institute

Kéré Architecture has placed first in a competition for the design of a protective shelter on the UNESCO-protected ancient island of Meroe in Sudan. The site is new a joint research project between the German Archaeological Institute and the National Corporation for Antiques and Museums in Khartoum. Original Announcement





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