Gallery: Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Great Mosque and National Park Sit Beau...

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré emphasized Mali's rich culture and history while shaping the public experience with his ecological contributions to the National Park of Mali and the Great Mosque of Mopti. The National Park of Mali is 250-acres of open space
 
Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré emphasized Mali's rich culture and history while shaping the public experience with his ecological contributions to the National Park of Mali and the Great Mosque of Mopti. The National Park of Mali is 250-acres of open space right in the middle of Mali's capital city Bamako, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. His landscaping and construction on the protected forest land demonstrates sustainable urban planning as well as the power of public-private partnerships. The government has teamed up with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to keep this public space safe from land grabs, while Kéré is working to keep it in the public heart.

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