Lycée Schorge Secondary School by Kéré Architecture

12/09/2017
Lycée Schorge Secondary School by Kéré Architecture
[Koudougou] Burkina Faso
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
Lycée Schorge Secondary School by Francis Kéré. Photograph © Francis Kéré
The architecture studio directed by Francis Kéré has built this school in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. The project has been resolved as 9 modules wrapped in a semicircle that seeks, through the gesture, to generate community.
The proposal of Kéré Architecture, architect in charge of the construction of the pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery this year, takes advantage of local materials to improve the climatic conditions of the place generating beauty.
 

Description of the project by Francis Kéré

Located in the third most populated city in Burkina Faso, the Lycée Schorge Secondary School will not only set a new standard for educational excellence in the region, it will also provide a source of inspiration by showcasing locally-sourced building materials in an innovative and modern way.

The design for the school consists of 9 modules which accommodate a series of classrooms and administration rooms. One of these modules also houses a dental clinic which...read more

Architect
Francis Kéré
Client
Stern Stewart Institute & Friends
Dates
Completed in 2016
Area
1660 m²

Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré (b.1965, in Gando, Burkina Faso, west Africa) trained at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany, started his Berlin based practice, Kéré Architecture, in 2005. Kéré Architecture has been recognised nationally and internationally with awards, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004) for his first building, ...read more