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Pritzker 2022

Francis Kéré

Pritzker 2022
Awards  News 

Pritzker 2022

Francis Kéré

01/06/2022


In a ceremony which at least symbolically has anointed him as the African master of contemporary architecture, Francis Kéré was handed the Pritzker Prize in the Marshall Building of the London School of Economics, a civic-brutalist work of Grafton Architects. The event was attended by both the chairman of this year’s jury, Alejandro Aravena, and the accolade’s new executive director, Manuela Lucá-Dazio, in what was an official marking of the return to normalcy after the coronavirus-caused interruption. Also present were the laureates of 2021, Lacaton & Vassal, and 2020, Grafton constituents Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, whom the pandemic deprived of an awarding rite of their own, as well as an impressive gathering of other previous winners, such as Christian de Portzamparc, Jean Nouvel, Kazuyo Sejima, Shigeru Ban, Carmen Pigem, Ramón Villalta, and Aravena himself...
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