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AAK Breakfast Panel Discussion featuring Francis Kére

When: 7 September at 6:3010:00 UTC+03

Where:  Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper HillUpperhill, Nairobi, Kenya

 

We are pleased to present world renowned and Award Winning Architect Francis Kéré for a panel discussion at the Radisson Blu, Nairobi. An opportunity to interact, engage and generate meaningful discussion on architecture within the african context. This discussion will also feature Kenyan architects Shamla Fernandes and Yasir Brek.

Theme of the Panel Discussion: Building a Contemporary Typology out of African Informality


Registration and Charges

  • AAK Members: 2.500/-
  • Non Members: 4000/-

Payment mode: M-Pesa (Buy Goods-Till No. 89604)

RSVP: aak@aak.or.ke (Deadline for Registration: 5th September, 2017)


About the Speakers

Francis Kéré is a German-trained architect from the small West African town of Gando in Burkina Faso. As the first son of the head of his village, his father allowed his son to attend school even though many villagers considered conventional western education to be a waste of time. He was eventually awarded a scholarship to apprentice in Germany, where he went on to earn a university degree in architecture and engineering. Parallel to his studies, he founded the Kéré Foundation (formerly Schulbausteine für Gando e.V.) to fund the construction of the Gando Primary School which earned the prestigious Aga Khan Award in 2001. Kéré continues to reinvest knowledge back into Burkina Faso and sites across four different continents. He has developed innovative construction strategies that combine traditional materials and building techniques with modern engineering methods. Since founding Kéré Architecture in 2005, his work has earned numerous prestigious awards such as the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, BSI Swiss Architectural Award, Marcus Prize, Global Holcim Gold Award, and Schelling Architecture Award.

Kéré was granted the honor of chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2009, and honorary fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2012. He has held professorships at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Swiss Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio.

The architecture & interior design studio of Shamla Fernandes Architects is committed to offering clients innovative design solutions to suit specific needs. Flexibility in design concepts and production of buildings to accommodate client requirements is of utmost importance. Their personalised service lends focus to detail.

Yasir Brek graduated in 2001 from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and later with a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the United States International University, Nairobi. He is registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors in Kenya and is also a member of the Architectural Association of Kenya.

Yasir Brek cofounded Morphosis Design + Architecture in May 2005 with his partners, Leonard Mcharo and Adnan Mwakuloba, with who he had a long history dating back to their student years at the University of Nairobi.


Organizer

Established in 1967, the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) is Kenya’s leading Association for professionals in the built and natural environment in Kenya incorporating Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Town Planners, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Environmental Design Consultants and Construction Project Managers.

 

 


For further information

For further information about the Event, visit the Official Website.

Summary
Event
AAK Breakfast Panel Discussion featuring Francis Kére
Location
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Upperhill,Nairobi,Kenya
We are pleased to present world renowned Francis Kéré for a panel discussion at the Radisson Blu, Nairobi. An opportunity to interact, engage and generate meaningful discussion on architecture within the african context. This discussion will also feature Kenyan architects Shamla Fernandes and Yasir Brek.
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