“Francis Kéré. Primary elements” at ICO Museum Madrid

An exhibition dedicated to the African architect whose architecture has received great acclaim and has won numerous awards thanks to the development of innovative strategies that combine traditional materials and construction techniques with the most advanced engineering technologies.

 

Gando School Library @ Francis Kéré

Gando School Library @ Francis Kéré

 

Francis Kéré has developed innovative strategies that combine materials and traditional construction methods with modern engineering techniques. Since the establishment of his own practice in 2005, his work has reappeded a great recognition, with prizes like the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, the Marcus Prize, Global Holcim Gold Award, and the SchellingArchitecture Award.


 

Practical information

“Francis Kéré. Primary elements”
October 3 – January 20, 2018
ICO Foundation Museum
C/ Zorrilla, 3 Madrid
Spain

 


Born in a small village in Burkina Faso, he was the first child in the village to be sent to school. He received a scholarship to study in Germany where he studied architecture and engineering. At the same time he created the Kéré Foundation to finance the construction of an elementary school in his native village, Gando.

 

Gando Overview @ Daniel Schwartz

Gando Overview @ Daniel Schwartz

Gando Overview @ Daniel Schwartz

Gando Overview @ Daniel Schwartz

 

In 2005, he created Kéré Architecture and since then his work has received vast acclaim. He has won numerous awards including Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the Marcus Prize and the Schelling Architecture Award; and has been named member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.

 

Gando School Extension @ Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Gando School Extension @ Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Gando Primary School@ Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Gando Primary School@ Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Opera Village @ Daniel Schwartz

Opera Village @ Daniel Schwartz

Dano Secondary School @ Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Dano Secondary School @ Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

 

His most important works include Gando Primary School and Library, Mali National Park Complex, Teatro Volksbühne Satellite at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin and the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. In spite of his huge success, Kéré has not forgotten his roots and keeps on investing knowledge in Burkina Faso and other places around the world.

 

Parliament House @ Kéré Architecture

Parliament House @ Kéré Architecture

Serpentine Pavilion @ Iwan Baan

Serpentine Pavilion @ Iwan Baan

Serpentine Pavilion @ Iwan Baan

Serpentine Pavilion @ Iwan Baan

Benga Riverside @ Jaime Herraiz

Benga Riverside @ Jaime Herraiz

Lycée Schorge @ Iwan Baan

Lycée Schorge @ Iwan Baan

Opera Village @ Andrea Maretto

Opera Village @ Andrea Maretto


 

News source: Fundación ICO
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