FRANCIS KÉRÉ

ARCHITECT

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„Born in Burkina Faso, Francis Kéré combines local resources and the understanding of cultural dimensions with great aesthetics. His sense for working with traditional materials, colours, light, shadow and even the wind adds perfectly to his expertise in low-tech construction. Coming from Africa, the continent of the future, educated and trained in Berlin, the winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture stands for a holistic idea of sustainable architecture. Francis Kéré’s minimalistic, radically simple approach in connection with high ethical standards makes him one of the few truly innovative architects for me."
- Peter Würth