DIÉBÉDO FRANCIS KÉRÉ WINS PRITZKER PRIZE 2022
For the first time in four decades, an African architect is awarded a Pritzker Prize.
Francis Kéré. Architect, educator, social activist born in Burkina Faso, was winner of the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture 2004 and designer of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017. Recognized for "empowering and transforming communities through the architecture process," Kéré works primarily in areas fraught with constraints and adversities, using local materials and building contemporary facilities whose value exceeds their structure, serving and stabilizing the future of entire communities.
His buildings demonstrate beauty, modesty, audacity and invention. Francis Kéré involves the inhabitants of his village in the construction of works combining ethical commitment, environmental efficiency and aesthetic quality. From Singular Studio we want to congratulate Francis Kéré for his work and for what this award means.