LE EVOLUZIONI DI FRANCIS KÉRÉ THE EVOLUTIONS OF FRANCIS KÉRÉ

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Il nu­me­ro 201 di AV Mo­no­gra­phs è de­di­ca­to a uno de­gli em­ble­mi dell’ar­chi­tet­tu­ra orien­ta­ta al sociale: ori­gi­na­rio del Bur­ki­na Fa­so ma ber­li­ne­se di ado­zio­ne, Francis Kéré tor­na in Afri­ca spes­so e vo­len­tie­ri, a mi­su­rar­si in ma­nie­ra crea­ti­va con ri­sor­se li­mi­ta­te e l’uti­liz­zo di tec­ni­che so­ste­ni­bi­li. La mo­no­gra­fia ri­per­cor­re la car­rie­ra dell’ar­chi­tet­to a par­ti­re dal­la scuo­la rea­liz­za­ta nel 2001 per la na­ti­va Gan­do, gra­zie alla qua­le ha con­qui­sta­to il Pre­mio Aga Khan per l’ar­chi­tet­tu­ra (2004), pro­se­guen­do poi con una se­le­zio­ne di ven­ti pro­get­ti qua­si tut­ti afri­ca­ni e cin­que in­stal­la­zio­ni tra cui il Ser­pen­ti­ne Gal­le­ry Pa­vi­lion (2017). Il li­mi­te eco­no­mi­co di­ven­ta per Kéré uno stru­men­to per ren­de­re es­sen­zia­li i pro­ces­si e i lin­guag­gi dell’ar­chi­tet­tu­ra, fino a ri­dur­li alla lo­ro con­di­zio­ne ori­gi­na­le e pri­mi­ge­nia: una bel­lez­za “nu­da” e ne­ces­sa­ria che af­fon­da le pro­prie ra­di­ci nel­la ter­ra in cui na­sce e nel suo cli­ma sociale, e che in­se­gna che lo svi­lup­po pas­sa at­tra­ver­so stra­te­gie pro­get­tua­li in­tel­li­gen­ti e la re­spon­sa­bi­liz­za­zio­ne del­le po­po­la­zio­ni lo­ca­li. ( Is­sue 201 of AV Mo­no­gra­phs is dedicated to one of the em­blems of so­cial­ly-orien­ted ar­chi­tec­tu­re. Ori­gi­nal­ly from Bur­ki­na Fa­so but a Ber­li­ner by adop­tion, Francis Kéré fre­quen­tly and glad­ly re­turns to Afri­ca, pro­ving itself in crea­ti­ve ways wi­th li­mi­ted re­sour­ces and using su­stai­na­ble tech­ni­ques. The mo­no­gra­ph tra­ces the ar­chi­tect’s ca­reer star­ting wi­th the school built in 2001 for his na­ti­ve Gan­do, thanks to whi­ch he con­que­red the Aga Khan pri­ze for ar­chi­tec­tu­re (2004), fol­lo­wed then by a se­lec­tion of twen­ty pro­jec­ts, al­mo­st all in Afri­ca, and fi­ve in­stal­la­tions, among whi­ch is Ser­pen­ti­ne Gal­le­ry Pa­vi­lion (2017) in Lon­don. For Kéré the fi­nan­cial li­mi­ta­tion be­co­mes a tool for get­ting to the es­sen­tial pro­ces­ses and lan­gua­ges of ar­chi­tec­tu­re, un­til they are re­du­ced to their ori­gi­nal and pri­mor­dial con­di­tion. A “nu­de” and ne­ces­sa­ry beau­ty who­se roo­ts are sunk deep in the ground whe­re it is born and in its social cli­ma­te, and whi­ch tea­ches that de­ve­lo­p­ment hap­pens th­rou­gh in­tel­li­gent design stra­te­gies and by ma­king lo­cal po­pu­la­tions re­spon­si­ble for par­ti­ci­pa­ting ac­ti­ve­ly.

Francis Kéré, or­fa­no­tro­fio Noo­m­do, Kou­dou­gou, Bur­ki­na Fa­so / Francis Kéré, Noo­m­do Or­pha­na­ge, Kou­dou­gou, Bur­ki­na Fa­so.

AV Mo­no­gra­phs 201: Francis Kéré. Prac­ti­cal Ae­sthe­tics Pu­bli­sher Avi­sa 30

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