First time in history: Black man wins world's top Architecture prize

20220318 083346 First time in history: Black man wins world's top Architecture prize

For the first time in history, the world’s top architecture prize (Pritzker) has gone to a black winner - Diébédo Francis Kéré of Burkina Faso. His buildings are a true testament to the beauty of working for and with local communities, local materials, and homegrown uniqueness.

20220318 083453 First time in history: Black man wins world's top Architecture prize

Kéré's work focuses on social initiatives for marginalised communities using local vernacular forms recontextualised within contemporary design.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is an award presented annually "to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment.

Kéré made history as the first African architect to win the award in its 43-year history, with a portfolio that primarily consisted of schools, health centers, and community buildings.

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