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
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.
Milan Design Week 2016
During the annual Fuorisalone in Milan, Kéré Architecture is excited to present the Courtyard Village - a stone pavilion in the courtyard of the Baroque Palazzo Litta. Inspired by social and spatial dynamics of a typical African village, the Courtyard Village aims to carve paths for social encounter and gathering among visitors.
The Vitra Camper Pop-Up Store has been nominated as a finalist for ArchDaily's 2016 Building of the Year Award! After reviewing and voting on over 3,000 projects, the ArchDaily readers have shortlisted 5 finalists per category and the Camper Store at Vitra Campus has been selected in the Commercial Architecture category. Everyone can vote here until February 8.
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