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Ceremony Video to Honor 2022 Laureate, Francis Kéré

September 13, 2022

The Pritzker Architecture Prize releases a special ceremony video to honor 2022 Laureate, Francis Kéré, available now on pritzkerprize.com.

“What the Pritzker Architecture Prize has awarded me is courage — courage to keep pushing and I want to encourage others, everyone, with the vision and mission to keep pushing as well. As long as I am capable, I will inject enthusiasm, joy and imagination into my architecture, into everything that you will commission of me, just like Africa has taught me to do,” remarks an emotional Francis Kéré, 51st Laureate of the Pritzker Prize, during the May 27th ceremony. He implores, “Dear friends, dear heroes, dear family, dear everyone — what are the challenges today? What is our big concern today, for everyone and for architects and for humans? What [is] so important to us? Climate crisis is real. Materials [are] limited...conflicts for resources will intensify everywhere around the world and population growth is imminent. No matter where we are from, this should concern us.”

Alejandro Aravena, Pritzker Jury Chair and 2016 Laureate, elaborates, “We’re expanding the toolbox. We have challenges that we haven’t seen before so no wonder we will have to have new role models and who better than Francis, who[m] we want to celebrate today, to show us another possible path.”

The documentary-style video includes full remarks by Kéré, Aravena and Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation, from the Great Hall of the recently opened Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science. The Marshall building was designed by Grafton Architects and led by 2020 Pritzker Laureates Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. “He embodies the mission of the Pritzker Architecture Prize by designing buildings that present beauty, that present modesty, boldness and invention all at the same time,” states Pritzker, prior to presenting Kéré with the 2022 Pritzker Prize medallion, certifying the architect as Laureate.

Reflections by previous Laureates, Norman Foster (1999), Rem Koolhaas (2000), Glenn Murcutt (2002), Jean Nouvel (2008), Farrell and McNamara (2020), Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal (2021), attest to Kéré’s humanitarianism and architectural ingenuity. Vassal describes the work of Kéré with “some words that we don’t choose so often in architecture: happiness, kindness, agility.” Lacaton continues, “as an architect, he values and he orchestrates the talent of the authors to make a collective work and this is very important and very new in architecture.”

Jurors including Barry Bergdoll, Deborah Berke, Stephen Breyer, André Corrêa do Lago, Kazuyo Sejima (2010 Laureate) and Benedetta Tagliabue, alongside Manuela Lucá-Dazio, Executive Director, lend their insights into this year’s selection and the defining impact of the architect’s work.

The 2023 Laureate will be announced next March, commemorating the 45th edition of the Prize.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré
Diébédo Francis Kéré

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The following are images of the architecture of Diébédo Francis Kéré.

These images may be downloaded and distributed only in relation to the announcement of Diébédo Francis Kéré being named the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.

The photographer/photo libraries/artists must be credited if noted.

All images are copyright of the respective photographers and artists cited, and courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Click on each image to download a high-resolution file.

Captions for these images are in the 2022 Image Book, available here.
Download the 2022 Media Kit here.

Diébédo Francis Kéré
Diébédo Francis Kéré, photo courtesy of Lars Borges
Gando Primary School
Gando Primary School, photo courtesy of Erik-Jan Owerkerk
Gando Primary School
Gando Primary School, photo courtesy of Erik-Jan Owerkerk
Gando Primary School
Gando Primary School, photo courtesy of Erik-Jan Owerkerk
Gando Primary School
Gando Primary School, photo courtesy of Erik-Jan Owerkerk
National Park of Mali
National Park of Mali, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
National Park of Mali
National Park of Mali, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Opera Village
Opera Village, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Opera Village
Opera Village, rendering courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Centre for Health and Social Welfare
Centre for Health and Social Welfare, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Centre for Health and Social Welfare
Centre for Health and Social Welfare, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Centre for Health and Social Welfare
Centre for Health and Social Welfare, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Surgical Clinic and Health Centre
Surgical Clinic and Health Centre, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Surgical Clinic and Health Centre
Surgical Clinic and Health Centre, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Lycée Schorge Secondary School
Lycée Schorge Secondary School, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Lycée Schorge Secondary School
Lycée Schorge Secondary School, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Lycée Schorge Secondary School
Lycée Schorge Secondary School, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Lycée Schorge Secondary School
Lycée Schorge Secondary School, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Serpentine Pavilion
Serpentine Pavilion, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Serpentine Pavilion
Serpentine Pavilion, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Serpentine Pavilion
Serpentine Pavilion, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Serpentine Pavilion
Serpentine Pavilion, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Benga Riverside School
Benga Riverside School, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Benga Riverside School
Benga Riverside School, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Léo Doctors’ Housing
Léo Doctors’ Housing, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Léo Doctors’ Housing
Léo Doctors’ Housing, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Sarbalé Ke
Sarbalé Ke, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Sarbalé Ke
Sarbalé Ke, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Xylem
Xylem, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Xylem
Xylem, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Xylem
Xylem, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
Burkina Institute of Technology
Burkina Institute of Technology, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Burkina Institute of Technology
Burkina Institute of Technology, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Burkina Institute of Technology
Burkina Institute of Technology, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Startup Lions Campus
Startup Lions Campus, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Startup Lions Campus
Startup Lions Campus, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Startup Lions Campus
Startup Lions Campus, photo courtesy of Francis Kéré
Burkina Faso National Assembly
Burkina Faso National Assembly, rendering courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Burkina Faso National Assembly
Burkina Faso National Assembly, rendering courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Burkina Faso National Assembly
Burkina Faso National Assembly, rendering courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Benin National Assembly
Benin National Assembly, rendering courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Benin National Assembly
Benin National Assembly, rendering courtesy of Kéré Architecture

Ceremony Videos

Below are links to view ceremony videos for the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
These videos, featuring full-length and highlight reels, are also available by
visiting the individual Laureate sections.

 

Diébédo Francis Kéré
2022 Laureate
The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal
2021 Laureates
Online Ceremony
Ceremony videos

 

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
2020 Laureates
Online Ceremony
Ceremony videos

 

Arata Isozaki
2019 Laureate
Château de Versailles, Versailles, France
Ceremony videos

 

Balkrishna Doshi
2018 Laureate
Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Ceremony videos

 

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta
2017 Laureates
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Alejandro Aravena
2016 Laureate
United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
Ceremony videos

 

Frei Otto
2015 Laureate
The New World Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Ceremony videos

 

Shigeru Ban
2014 Laureate
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ceremony videos

 

Toyo Ito
2013 Laureate
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum,
Boston, Massachusetts
Ceremony videos

 

Wang Shu
2012 Laureate
The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 
The People’s Republic of China
Ceremony videos

 

Eduardo Souto de Moura
2011 Laureate
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa
2010 Laureates
Immigration Museum, Ellis Island, New York Bay
Ceremony videos

 

Peter Zumthor
2009 Laureate
Palace of the Buenos Aires City Legislature,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ceremony videos
 

Jean Nouvel
2008 Laureate
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Richard Rogers
2007 Laureate
Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Paulo Mendes da Rocha
2006 Laureate
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Ceremony videos


Thom Mayne
2005 Laureate
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos


Zaha Hadid
2004 Laureate
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ceremony videos


Jørn Utzon
2003 Laureate
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Ceremony videos


Glenn Murcutt
2002 Laureate
Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, Rome, Italy
Ceremony videos

 

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
2001 Laureates
Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Ceremony videos


Rem Koolhaas
2000 Laureate
Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel
Ceremony videos


 
 
 
 

Norman Foster
1999 Laureate
Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Ceremony videos

 

Renzo Piano
1998 Laureate
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Sverre Fehn
1997 Laureate
The construction site of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Ceremony videos

 

Rafael Moneo
1996 Laureate
The construction site of the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Ceremony videos

 

Tadao Ando
1995 Laureate
Grand Trianon and the Palace of Versailles, France
Ceremony videos

 

Christian de Portzamparc
1994 Laureate
The Commons, Columbus, Indiana
Ceremony videos

 

Fumihiko Maki
1993 Laureate
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Ceremony videos

 

Alvaro Siza
1992 Laureate
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos

 

Robert Venturi
1991 Laureate
Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico
Ceremony videos

 

Aldo Rossi
1990 Laureate
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Ceremony videos

 

Frank Gehry
1989 Laureate
Todai-ji Buddhist Temple, Nara, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Gordon Bunshaft &
Oscar Niemeyer
1988 Laureates
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Bunshaft ceremony videos
Niemeyer ceremony videos

 

Kenzo Tange
1987 Laureate
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Ceremony videos

 

Gottfried Böhm
1986 Laureate
Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Hans Hollein
1985 Laureate
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, California
Ceremony videos

 

Richard Meier
1984 Laureate
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

I.M. Pei
1983 Laureate
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Ceremony videos

 

Kevin Roche
1982 Laureate
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos

 

James Stirling
1981 Laureate
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Luis Barragán
1980 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Philip Johnson
1979 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

Archive

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, founded in 1979, seeks to maintain many of the documents, images, videos, and other materials related to its history. If you have a specific query about rights and reproductions or other media-related questions, please contact Director of Communications Eunice Kim. For all other inquiries, please contact Executive Director Manuela Lucá-Dazio.

Archive - Richard Rogers
Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain, 2005, Richard Rogers