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Diébédo Francis Kéré's TEDCity2.0 Talk Posted

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré tells a heartfelt and captivating story about his journey from Gando, Burkina Faso, to Germany and back in the newly released TEDCity2.0 talk “How to build with clay… and community.” As principal of Kéré Architecture, he has been able to apply learnings from his education in Europe to empower his native(…)


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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s TEDCity2.0 Talk Posted

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré tells a heartfelt and captivating story about his journey from Gando, Burkina Faso, to Germany and back in the newly released TEDCity2.0 talk “How to build with clay… and community.” As principal of Kéré Architecture, he has been able to apply learnings from his education in Europe to empower his native(…)


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Counting down to TEDCity2.0 on Friday

TEDCity2.0 will take place this Friday, September 20, uniquely focused on the future of cities. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, Courtney Martin, and our own John Cary, the anchor event will take place at The TimesCenter, with roughly 130 TEDx events around the world simulcasting the event, in addition to the free TED.com Livestream.(…)


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TEDCity2.0 Speakers Announced

TED today announced the full speaker lineup for TEDCity2.0–a brand new TED event focused on the future of cities. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, Courtney Martin, and our own John Cary, the event will take place Friday, September 20, at The TimesCenter. It will “surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the(…)


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Urban Think Tank awarded Holcim Global Prize

As announced last week, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has issued its 2012 Global Prizes. Beyond Kéré Architecture‘s $200,000 Gold Prize-winning secondary school project, profiled here last week, the $100,000 Global Silver Prize-winner is a fascinating multifunctional public building, called Grotao, in the Paraisópol favela of São Paulo–an informal settlement home to more than(…)


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Kéré Architecture Clinches Top Holcim Award

The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction announced yesterday the honorees of its global award program. Drawn from five regions of the world, 53 projects were contenders for one of several global prizes. The $200,000 Grand (“Gold”) Prize winner is a secondary school, profiled here previously and in the current issue of Architectural Record magazine. Currently(…)


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ArchRecord: Public Projects by Kéré Architecture

For our ongoing coverage of Architectural Record‘s “Building for Social Change” issue, we return today to Africa, specifically to the village of Gando, hometown of architect Diébédo Kéré and his practice, Kéré Architecture, profiled here. Kéré’s first project, a clay-brick primary school in Gando, was designed in 1999, while the architect was still a student(…)


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