The State of the Art of Architecture
2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Offering visitors a chance to rest and connect in a direct and informal way, the Place for Gathering was designed by Kéré Architecture for the first ever architecture biennial in the United States. Open from October 3rd to January 3rd, the Chicago Architecture Biennial provides a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through a constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and a program of events, the Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field.
Kenneth Hudson Award 2015
European Museum of the Year Award
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum has received the Kenneth Hudson Award 2015 which is given in recognition of the most unusual and daring achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of museums in society: The museum has trenscended boundaries and recomposed its vast and constantly growing collection into an emotionally touching and engaging story.
1st Prize Meroe Royal Baths Competition
German Archaeological Institute
Kéré Architecture has placed first in a competition for the design of a protective shelter on the UNESCO-protected ancient island of Meroe in Sudan. The site is new a joint research project between the German Archaeological Institute and the National Corporation for Antiques and Museums in Khartoum. Original Announcement
AFRICA: Architecture, Culture & Identity
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Taking cues from traditional architectural forms and practices from Francis Kéré’s home village in rural West Africa, this architectural installation aims to highlight the powerful ability of architecture to embody cultural narratives, traditions, and aspirations. The installation is part of a larger exhibition titled AFRICA at the Louisiana Museum of Art and will be open from June 25th to October 25th 2015.
Camper Pop-up Store is open for business!
By combining the best attributes from in-store and online shopping, the Camper Pop-up store aims to create a fully-functioning shop with an embedded atmosphere of virtual, sensory, and communal interfaces. The joint project from Vitra and Camper is the result of a shared passion for design and innovation, and is connected with the exhibition “Making Africa” currently on display at the Vitra Design Museum. Opened on June 18, the project can be visited at the Buckminster Fuller Dome on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein until mid-September 2015.