Shigeru Ban – Architecture and Humanitarian Activities

Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito

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One of the most important Japanese architects today, Shigeru Ban's recent projects range from Center Pompidou-Metz in France, and Musee du Luxembourg in Luxembourg, to Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Temporary Pavilion in Moscow, and Aspen Art Museum in the USA.

He is also known for developing new building material. However, Ban's activities are not limited only to his coperate practice. He has dedicated nearly two decades to his Disaster Relief Project all over the world. He has designed and provided shelters for refugee and disaster victims in Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Haiti, China, Italy, Rwanda, and New Zealand. The project includes management of volunteer architects.

As the first full scale exhibition of Shigeru Ban's career, this exhibition presents his work and activity. From his early works and pioneering new architectural materials to his ongoing disaster project, the exhibition explores the diverse activities and achievement of the architect, as well as his vision and spirit challenging social issues and disasters. The exhibition features architectural models, mock ups, photographs, videos of his major and important works, furniture, installation and never-before-shown architectural plans.



From 2013-03-02 To 2013-05-12
Closed on Mondays (but open on 4/29, 5/6) and 4/30 & 5/7


Shigeru Ban



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