The latest winner of the esteemed Pritzker Prize for architecture, Diébédo Francis Kéré, hails from Burkina Faso, and is the first African architect to receive the honor. Known for his artful blending of local building traditions with modern technology, he has also earned great praise for his cultural and environmental sensitivity. With his unique perspective, he offers up his thoughts on what makes great architecture: involve the community, innovate with local knowledge and materials, use minimal resources, design with regional sensibilities and traditions and build architecture that improves equality.
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