Pritzker Prize laureate of 2022, Francis Kéré has become a symbol of social and sustainable construction. Born in the Burkinabè village of Gando in 1965, Kéré studied in Germany and set up his office in Berlin, from which he returns time and again to his country to help transform his community. The success of the school he designed while still a student took him to build a large complex in his home village, and this determination to do ‘more with less’ has extended, beyond the frontiers of Burkina Faso, to several African countries – Mali, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Sudan, Niger, Senegal, and Benin. Since being selected to build the Serpentine Gallery of 2017 in London, his works have also reached different countries in Europe and the United States.
Arquitectura Viva releases a book of 184 pages containing the thirty key works and projects of the Burkinabè architect, along with a selection of eight pavilions and installations, all presented in a hard-bound, fully bilingual edition in Spanish-English.