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Diébédo Francis Kéré: how first Black winner of architecture’s top prize is committed to building ‘peaceful cities’

Burkina Faso’s Diébédo Francis Kéré has become the first African and the first Black person to win the Pritzker prize, architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel.

Kéré’s work has consistently highlighted the role of design in creating what he calls “coherent and peaceful cities”.

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