Burkina Institute of Technology in Koudougou
Kéré Architecture 

Burkina Institute of Technology in Koudougou

Kéré Architecture 


The firm of the Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to build these educational facilities at the Lycée Schorge in Koudougou, also designed by Kéré Architecture. It will give high school graduates the opportunity to continue their education. The 2,100-square-meter building is made up of modules built with local clay and concrete that contain classrooms and auxiliary spaces. Clay’s cooling properties work in combination with mechanical air conditioning, apertures in the walls, and a sawtooth roof profile with gaps intended to release warm air through the stack effect. Around every classroom are corridors framed by screens of eucayptus wood, the same material used for the cladding of the secondary school.


Photos: Jaime Herraiz Martínez, courtesy of Kéré Architecture