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Francis Kéré presents Sarbalé Ke at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2019

The 12 colorful towers created by Francis Kéré reference the baobab trees that claim a remarkable and dominant presence in his birthplace, Gando, Burkina Faso. “In my culture, the baobab is the most important tree,” he says. “It’s giant, and it has multiple uses as food and medicine. It’s the place where you get together, celebrate, and discuss. It also attracts animals. It is spiritual. Naturally, you will walk toward it.” The structures in Sarbalé Ke, “the House of Celebration” in Kéré’s native tongue, command the same power, some soaring taller than 60 feet and — with their joyful colors and deep shadows that provide valuable shaded spaces — exude the same welcoming appeal. The light is another important component. “In my culture where there is no light, no electricity, if we see a light we watch it for a while,” he says. “If it stays [illuminated] we walk toward it, and there will be a celebration.”

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"Francis Kéré. Primary Elements" at Museo ICO, Madrid

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’ at Museo ICO in Madrid (03 October 2018 - 03 February 2019) opens October 3rd, at 7pm. The exhibition will offer an overview of Kéré Architecture's work and practice through a selection of 27 projects and 6 installations, including the Gando Primary School in Burkina Faso.


Lycée Schorge at "Social Design" Exhbition at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Curated by Angeli Sachs, the exhibition "Social Design" at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich will feature Kéré Architecture's Lycée Schorge project as an example of an initiative that explores new typologies of social architecture and design. 

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"Racism. the Invention of Human Races" on display at Deutsches-Hygiene Museum!

The Exhibition "Racism. the Invention of Human Races." for which Kéré Architecture designed the scenography is now on display at Deutsches-Hygiene Museum, until January 6th, 2019. 


Kéré Architecture invited to Biennale Architettura 2018

We are very happy to announce that Kéré Architecture is invited to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, as part of the special section The Practice of Teaching


Chicago Architecture Biennial

Kéré Architecture is proud to announce its participation at this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial under the theme Make New History. Kére Architcture have been invited to re-imagine the landmark Chicago Tribune Tower and produce a new vertical vision that addresses the pressing issues of the twenty-first century. The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will showcase the work of over 140 international architects.


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.


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


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Upcoming Events

May 10, 2019 | Intervention | Journée de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme | Patinoires du Littoral, Quai Robert-Comtesse 4 , 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

To register please visit: https://www.jau-ne.ch/

Past Events

March 29, 2019 | "Social Design" Exhibition Opening | Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg | Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg, Germany

March 11, 2019 | ‘Building Community’, Talk and Moderated Discussion | In collaboration with mono.kultur and the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum | Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6, 10179 Berlin | 7pm

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November 16, 2018 | Sustainable Development in Africa Keynote Speaker and Round Table Participant | Afrika-Symposium | Ernst-Schmidt-Hörsaal, Fakultät für Maschinenwesen, TUM Campus Garching, Munich, Germany

This a public and free lecture. To register please visit: http://www.emeriti-of-excellence.tum.de/afrika-symposium/

November 8, 2018 | ArchEx Keynote Speaker | Architecture Exchange East 2018 | AIA, Virginia, United-States

October 5, 2018 | "Social Design" Exhibition Opening | Museum für Gestaltung Zürich | Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland


October 3, 2018 | "Francis Kéré. Primary Element" Exhibition Opening | Museo ICO, Zorilla, 3, 28014 Madrid | 7pm


September 8, 2018 | AAICO Lecture | Architecture and Art '18 International Congress | Casa da Arquitectura - Sala da Tanoaria | Porto, Portugal

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May 31, 2018 | Keynote address of the Fellows Convocation | Festival of Architecture 2018 | St John New Brunswick, Canada

May 26, 2018 | Meetings on Architecture #01 | Biennale Architettura 2018 | Venice, Italy

March 14, 2018 | 2018 Curt Schafer Memorial Lecture | Arizona State University Design School | Phoenix, United States

March 15, 2018 | 29th Arthur H. Schein Memorial Lecture | MIT | Boston, United States

January 22, 2018 | Think Global, Build Social, Francis Kéré in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist | DLD Conference 2018 | Munich, Germany

December 7, 2017| Louder Than Words Global Leaders on the Frontline of Culture | Prince Claus Fund | Amsterdam, the Netherlands