Gando Primary School

Francis Kéré Architecture

The Gando Primary School was designed by Francis Kéré Architect in Burkina Faso.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Gando Primary School was designed by Kéré architecture for a rural community in Burkina Faso. It was designed taking into account cost, climate, resources, and constructibility. It was designed by Kéré Architecture, and the clients were the community on which it is built and the Kéré Foundation. For the project, local materials such as clay and tin metal roofs, were used with some technical adjustments. For instance, a mix of clay and concrete was used to create structurally sound bricks. In addition, the metal roof is placed separated from the main school structure to avoid overheating.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Burkina Faso

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product was implemented by Kéré Architecture via the  Kéré Foundation

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

There are no direct competitors in the area. However, similar projects can be found in other parts of Africa, such as the Evergreen School in rural Zambia, designed by CAUKIN Studio. 

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

 Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. 

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Targeted users include the primary-school aged children the  teachers, and the local community of Gando.

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