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  • Award Cycle:
    Status:
    Recipient
    Location:
    Gando, Burkina Faso
    Client:
    Community of Gando Village
    Architect:
    Francis Diebedo Kéré
    Size:
    30'000 m²
    Completed:
    2001

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A primary school built cooperatively by a whole village community. Its clay walls are topped with a double roof structure of adobe and tin that blocks the heat of the sun, making the inside up to six degrees cooler than it would be with tin alone. Inspired by this model, two neighbouring villages now have their own new schools, built entirely with their own labour and funded by community members living away from home.