Africa

Serpentine Pavilion 2017: Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré talks about his 2017 Pavilion design, his work in Burkina Faso and his German influences.

Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Burkina Faso, Francis Kéré design is a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature – and each other. An expansive roof, supported by a central steel framework, mimics a tree’s canopy, allowing air to circulate freely while offering shelter against London rain and summer heat.

Film by Candida Richardson

Categories: Africa, Architecture, Art, London

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