Greenery-covered ziggurat symbolizes Burkina Fasos new era of democracy

African architect Francis Kéré is making headlines for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, but London’s not the only place where he’s making a splash. The Berlin-based architect was commissioned to redesign his home country’s National Assembly, the Burkina Faso parliament building that had been set ablaze during the country’s revolution in 2014. Covered in green terraces, the striking ziggurat structure draws on traditional African principles and will be complemented with a memorial park.



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