Gallery: Kéré Architecture Wins Global Holcim Award With a Passive Cool...

The winners of the Global Holcim Awards were recently announced, and the top prize went to Diébédo Francis Kéré of Kéré Architecture for his design of a secondary school in Burkina Faso. Temperatures reach up to 40°C in the summer in the town of Gando, so cooling is absolutely necessary to create a comfortable environment for education. The town has a population of 3,000 with no secondary school, so Kéré Architecture is in the middle of constructing a smart school complex that relies on simple and effective passive cooling techniques.

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