African Francis Kéré awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2022
Kéré, while founded his practice in Berlin, established his reputation for buildings that are more environmentally friendly, using local and readily available materials, and designing structures that do not need air conditioning.
During a panel discussion entitled “Energy efficiency focus”, experts addressed some of the approaches and technologies which are being adopted by government entities and the private sector to reduce CO2 emissions and opex costs.
Recently, the Istiqlal Mosque has undergone an environmentally-friendly retrofit of key building features. As part of this redesign, state-of-the-art energy-savaging technologies were implemented, among other measures