Kéré Architecture

Berlin, Germany

The Berlin-based firm Kéré Architecture was founded by Burkina Faso-born architect Diébédo Francis Kéré. Using his formal training as an architect, he developed strategies for innovative construction by combining traditional Burkinabé building techniques and materials with modern engineering methods.

Among many other projects, Kéré built several schools in his home town of Gando, Burkina Faso, between 2001 and 2013; the primary school won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. The firm’s work has been featured in a number of exhibitions and publications. 


“Francis Kéré Provides a Place for Gathering at the Chicago Architecture Biennial,” Designboom, Philip Stevens

“Francis Kéré Architecture's installation introduces the value of an African gathering in Chicago,” Design Indaba, Kate Walker

“AD Interviews: Francis Kéré / Chicago Architecture Biennial,” ArchDaily, Katie Watkins

Biennial Project: Kéré Architecture. Place for Gathering. Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial / Nathan Keay, 2015