Diébédo Francis Kéré has won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022. Born in Burkina Faso, he is the first architect from Africa to win the prestigious award.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is an award presented annually “to honor a living architect or architects who has contributed significantly to humanity through the art of architecture.”
Founded in 1979 by Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the award is funded by the Pritzker family and sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation.
It is considered to be one of the world’s premier architecture prizes, and is often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is said to be awarded “irrespective of nationality, race, creed, or ideology”.
The recipients receive US$100,000, a citation certificate, and, since 1987, a bronze medallion.