Innovation and abundant local materials bring life-changing progress

foto-nota1Construction of two school buildings as part of this Global Holcim Awards Gold-winning project is now complete, with interior fit-out including windows, doors and floors to follow. The two classroom buildings are the first of twelve planned were in use as soon as they were built. They were in use without waiting for completion of interior fit-out – such is the demand for places. Architect Francis Kéré, originally from the village and now practicing in Berlin, has revived traditional building methods and materials which are combined with contemporary building technologies.

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