2014 Schelling Architecture Foundation Award
Diébédo Francis Kéré has been announced winner of the prestigious 2014 Schelling Architecture Foundation Architecture Prize. Anna Heringer and Carla Juaçaba were also nominated for this year's award, whose theme was Indigenous ingenuity. Kéré was honored alongside Juhani Pallasmaa, who was named winner of the Schelling Architecture Theory Award.
14th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
As part of the Fundamentals exhibition curated by Rem Koolhaas, the MUDWALL will be on display at the 14th International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice and open to the public from June 7th to November 23rd. Made with clay, sand, and straw, this small-scale construction is the result of a 25-student workshop organized by the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in conjunction with Francis Kéré.
Francis Kéré's straws travel to Sierra Leone
Royal Academy of Arts Blog
An incredible story about how the remnants of our Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London travelled all the way in to the hands of young students from the Swawou Layout Foundation Primary School for Girls in Sierra Leone.
We are happy to announce the opening of the CSPS at the Opera Village in Laongo, Burkina Faso. The medical center, which will service as many as five thousand people from the Opera Village and surrounding areas, features a dental, maternity, and inpatient wards organized around a series of shaded courtyards. The main initiative of the Centre focuses on the proactive benefits of preventative care, health education and medical treatment for the surrounding rural community. For more information regarding the Opera Village or to learn how you can help contribute to this ongoing project, please visit