Architect Francis Kéré – a master of simplicity — Deutsche Welle Article and photos on Aga Khan Architecture award winner from Burkina Faso

Francis Kéré built a so-called opera village in his home country, Burkina Faso, for the late German theater director Christoph Schlingensief. His designs are striking in their simplicity and cultural depth. Exercise in keeping cool With his first work, the elementary school in his home village of Gando, Kéré won the renowned Aga Khan Award…

Architekt Diébédo Francis Kéré: „Warum ist es modern, mit Lehm zu bauen?“ — Stuttgarter Zeitung de (In German language)

Der Architekt Diébédo Francis Kéré liebt leichte und bunte Materialien.Foto: dpa Stuttgart – Als Christoph Ingenhoven 2006 für das Projekt Stuttgart 21 den Holcim Award erhielt, höhnten böse Zungen, der hoch dotierte Preis des weltgrößten Schweizer Zementherstellers werde wohl danach vergeben, wer den meisten Beton verarbeitet. Zuletzt ist allerdings 2012 ein Architekt geehrt worden, dessen…

Ghana to host Global Holcim Award winner – Vibe Ghana com

Ghana is to host Diébédo Francis Kéré, the 2012 Global Holcim Award Gold winner on December 21st to lecture on: “Usage of indigenous materials to create contemporary eco-friendly, community based architecture”. Mr Francis Kéré is a Burkinabe born, Berlin-based architect, who has distinguished himself as an award-winning practitioner. The Holcim Award is an international competition…

Aga Khan Award for Architecture winner Francis Kéré won Global Holcim Award for a secondary school in rural Burkina Faso – News story / photos at Arch Record construction com

Global Holcim Award Winners Announced March 29, 2012 Francis Kéré takes the top prize for a secondary school in his rural Burkina Faso village. By Laura Raskin The 2012 Global Holcim Award winners were announced today, with Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré taking the Gold Award and $200,000 for a secondary school he designed for…

German language news at PZ Online on Burkina Faso and The Aga Khan Award for Architecture award winner Diébédo Francis Kéré’s school project in Gando

Afrika-Hilfe: Schule soll Schule machen – Von Ulrike Abel-Wanek *****   Wenn man von Afrika spricht, geht es nicht immer nur um Hoffnungslosigkeit. Der Verein »Schulbausteine für Gando« zeigt, wie zukunftsweisend und nachhaltig Hilfe auf diesem Kontinent sein kann. Lehmziegel und ein weit überstehendes Dach schützen die Schulräume vor Hitze. Foto: Schulbausteine für Gando e….

The sensational dream of Aga Khan Award winning architect Francis Kéré and German theatre director Chrisfoph Schlingensief of creating opera village in Burkina Faso becomes reality

  Contributed by Paderborner ‘SJ’   The building project of one of the most important contemporary German film and theatre directors Christoph Schlingensief has becoming reality, who laid the foundation for his opera village before passing away at the age of 49. The theatre project in Africa is designed to resemble the Bayreuth Opera house…

Christoph Schlingensief Opera and Festival House in Africa is under way at Burkina Faso through Aga Khan architech award winner architect Francis Kéré

Schlingensief Opera: How an Idea Met with an Architect- Goethe.de ***** Daring idea: a festival theatre for Ouagadougou (Illustration: Christoph Schlingensief) For some, it seems a mad idea: Christoph Schlingensief wants to build an opera house in Burkina Faso. Yet, the artist quickly got teammates for his plans – among them the architect Francis Kéré….

Videos on Award Winning Primary School, Gando, Burkina Faso

January 2004 – This school is the result of one man’s mission to improve conditions in his village. Not only did he design the school and raise the funds to build it; he also secured government support to train people in building with local materials, and drew on the strong tradition of community solidarity to…