Francis Kéré – GEWINNER DES PRITZKER PREISES 2022
For many architects, being distinguished with awards is a mandatory stepping stone to more prestigious commissions. And there’s no bigger award than the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize. Indeed, it is to architecture what the Nobel Prize is to literature. It was announced today that the 2022 Pritzker Prize was awarded to the 56-year-old architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré.
With this prize, the Burkina Faso-born architect will receive $100,000 and a bronze medallion. But more significantly, perhaps, is that his name will now be included in the same echelon as past Pritzker winners: Philip Johnson, James Stirling, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Oscar Niemeyer, I.M. Pei, Norman Foster, and Tadao Ando, to name a few.
Francis Kéré is Professor at the Technical University of Munich.