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Francis Kéré announced as architect of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

The award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. Kéré is the seventeenth architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries' invitation to design a temporary Pavilion in its grounds. Since its launch in 2000, this annual commission of an international architect to build his or her first structure in London at the time of invitation has become one of the most anticipated events in the global cultural calender and a leading visitor attraction during London's summer season.

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Francis Kéré becomes first african architect of Serpentine Pavilion, article in The Guardian by Oliver Wainwright

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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



Volksbühne Satellite Theater announced for Tempelhof Airport in Berlin

Kéré Architecture has been chosen to lead the design of a temporary performance center for Berlin theater company Volksbühne. The goal of the project is to foster a new type of theater experience conducive to collaboration, improvisation, and communication. The structure will offer the diverse community a physical, tangible, and direct experience of theater, dance and music outside the boundaries of a traditional theater setting.


Upcoming Events


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, Keynote

Anticipate need, challenge, change

Building a better tomorrow takes creativity, vision, dedication, and the power to anticipate. Join us in Orlando as we explore this year’s theme—anticipate—and what it means to anticipate need, challenge, and change in architecture and design. At its core, this event is about architecture. It’s about designing a better world and giving form to innovation and bold solutions. It’s about tapping into the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of architects and design professionals who are shaping our industry. And it’s about moving our communities, our profession, and ourselves forward.

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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.