Diébédo Francis Kéré’s practice, Kere Architecture, Berlin, strives to provide medical, educational & social buildings for citizens of Kere’s homeland, Burkina Faso. See Blogroll for a link.

Dano Secondary School, Dano, Burkina Faso /

School Library, Gando, Burkina Faso – ‘The School Library ceiling makes use of a widely-recognized handicraft in the form of locally produced earthenware pots. Traditionally hand-built by the women of the village, the clay pots were sawed in half and then cast into the ceiling.’ /

Primary school, Gando, Burkina Faso /

Secondary School, Gando, Burkina Faso – ‘Low-tech, cost-effective pipes in the ground work as a sustainable, passive geothermal cooling system. The rich vegetation at ground level pre-filters the incoming air. This air is channelled through the underground pipes to cool the rooms via holes in the floor. The hot air in the classroom rises through openings in the ceiling into the space between the ceiling and roof cladding.’ /

School Extension, Gando, Burkina Faso /

National Park of Mali, Bamako, Mali /

Center for Health and Social Promotion, Laongo, Burkina Faso

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