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.
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.
Réenchanter le Monde / Re-enchant the World
Cité de l'architecture et du Patrimoine
This exhibition features 40 award-winning architects of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, exploring new housing strategies for ever-evolving demographics, ecologies, and economies around the world. Curated by Marie-hélène Contal, the exhibition will be open to the public from May 21st to October 6th in Paris.
Kéré Architecture has won the Oxford-Kaserne competition in Münster-Gievenbeck, Germany
Jury decision on 3 July 2014
Set relatively in the middle of the city of Münster-Gievenbeck, Germany, the site and facilities of the former Oxford Barracks have been generally off-limits to the public for over 80 years. The major focus of the competition-winning proposal from Kéré Architecture is to sustainably reclaim the space for current city needs as well as future possibilities. With equal objectives of conservation of resources and projection of potentials, the proposal makes use of many existing surfaces and buildings by giving them new purpose and expanding public access. The design renegotiates the static and restrictive military architecture by reinvigorating the space with a variety of amenities including flexible housing options, community-based programming for outdoor gatherings, education, sports, and arts, restored wetlands and parks for natural water management and recreation, and new options for mobility such as public transport, bike and foot paths, car-sharing, and EV charging stations.