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    Sydney exhibition to showcase Shigeru Ban’s humanitarian design

    Nicholas Rider

    Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban will display two of his famous paper tube disaster relief shelters in Australia next year.

    Presented by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Ban’s Paper Log House from Kobe, Japan (1995) and a shelter design for the Ecuador earthquake relief effort (2016) will be exhibited in the Foundation's courtyard garden in Paddington, Sydney.

    More of the architect’s work will be on show in the interior gallery, highlighting key ‘stepping stones’ in his career, from his Japan Pavilion (2000) in Hannover, Germany, to the celebrated Cardboard Cathedral (2013) in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Ban, who received the Pritzker Prize in 2014, is best known for his humanitarian design, particularly temporary architecture in disaster zones.

    This is the first time SCAF’s interior and exterior spaces will feature the work of a single practitioner, and will be the final project to be presented by the foundation before they evolve into a contemporary centre for ideas and culture.

    Ban will be in Sydney for the opening of the exhibition and will present several keynote talks and discussions while in Australia. The exhibition will run between 25 March and 1 July 2017. 

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