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Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Galleries

Francis Kéré is the seventeenth architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries’ invitation to design a temporary Pavilion in its grounds. Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion will host a programme of events exploring questions of community and rights to the city, as well as the continuation of Park Nights, the Serpentine’s public performance series, supported by COS. Now in its third year, Build Your Own Pavilion, the digital platform and nationwide architecture campaign supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will invite young people to consider the relationship between architecture and public space, to ask critical questions about the future of their cities and to design the cities in which they would like to live.

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Francis Kéré awarded Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its 2017 architecture awards. Intended to honor architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction, this year's winners were chosen from a group of 27 individuals and practices nominated by members of the Academy. On the jury, were Elizabeth Diller, Henry N. Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, James Polshek, Robert A.M. Stern, Billie Tsien, and Tod Williams.

The top prize, the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, is given to a preeminent architect from any country who has made a significant contribution to architecture as art. Juror Billie Tsien said  Kéré "is an alchemist, working with local materials and technology - mud and hand labor - he has designed buildings of meaning and beauty" and has developed "an elegant and resourceful language of building." 

The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy's annual Ceremonial. Work by the winners will be featured in the Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, on view in the Academy's galleries on Audubon Terrace.



Lycée Schorge is now Open!

Located in Koudougou, the third most populated city in Burkina Faso, the Lycée Schorge Secondary School not only sets a new standard for educational excellence in the region, it also provides a source of inspiration by showcasing locally-sourced building materials in an innovative and modern way. For more information, please visit the Lycée Schorge Secondary School project page. Read more about this project on Architectural Record


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The Annual Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Francis Kéré is honored to join Spencer de Grey and Simone de Gale as a speaker for the 2017 Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architecture in London. Proceeds benefit the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, an organization that works to support young people aged 13 to 30 to help them access the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to pursue their career of choice.

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