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.
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.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.