Wednesday, May 9, 2007

FYI: Primary School, Gando, Bukina Faso

Hey is this near to where you were in Africa? The villiage is called 'Gando', it's 200kms from Ouagadougou in Bukina Faso. It's a project by Diébédo Francis Kéré, an architect actually from Gando, who then studied in Germany and has now returned to work on community projects for his villiage. It popped up in the high-brow archi-mag UME 21. I reckon its super awesome; local materials and building techniques for an environmentally sustainable outcome, but with really modernist planning.

1 comment:

martin said...

We weren't near Burkina Faso but I love chanting the name and Ouagadougou is famous for the African Film Festival.
The school looks great for hot climate.