Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, the first African to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2022, revealed in an interview with Dezeen that he is open to designing a skyscraper if the timing is right. Kéré, who hails from Burkina Faso, has become one of the profession’s biggest stars in recent years, receiving accolades for his innovative designs and sustainable approach to architecture.
Speaking at the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen, Kéré expressed how winning the Pritzker Prize has motivated him to push even further in his practice. “It has encouraged me to do even more,” he told Dezeen. Kéré’s passion for creating architecture that resonates with its users and contributes positively to their communities has earned him international recognition.
In addition to Kéré’s interview, the latest edition of the Dezeen Agenda newsletter highlighted other noteworthy architectural news. Construction work on the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the tallest building in the world, has resumed. This iconic skyscraper promises to be a remarkable addition to the global architectural landscape.
The newsletter also featured Mexico’s largest mass-timber building, showcasing the growing trend towards sustainable and eco-friendly construction. Designed with a focus on reducing carbon emissions, this timber structure is a prime example of innovation in the industry.
Furthermore, the newsletter highlighted an intriguing space museum in China designed by Open Architecture. The museum’s futuristic and “extraterrestrial-looking” design is captivating, demonstrating the creativity and imagination of architects in pushing boundaries.
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