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One of the most important Japanese architects\, Shigeru Ban' s recent projects range from Center Pompidou-Metz in France\, and Musee du Luxembourg in Luxembourg\, to Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Tempor ary Pavilion in Moscow\, and Aspen Art Museum in the USA.
He is also known with developing new building material. However\, Ban's activities are not limited only to his coperate practice. He has dedicated for 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 i ncludes management of volunteer architects.

As the first full scale Exhibition of Shigeru Ban\, this exhibition presents his work and act ivity inclusively. From his early works and a pioneering new architectural material to an ongoing disaster project\, the exhibition‘Shigeru Ban’explor es the diverse activities and achievement of the architect as well as his v ision and spirit to challenge social issues and disasters. The exhibition f eatures architectural models\, mock ups\, photographs\, videos of his major and important works\, furniture\, installation and never-before-shown arch itectural plans.

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Profile of Shigeru Ban
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Shigeru Ban\, bor n in Tokyo in 1957\, attended at Southern California Institute of Architect ure and graduated from Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1984.
In 1985\, he established Shigeru Ban Architects\, a private practice in Tok yo. In 1995\, He started working as a consultant of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and at the same time established Voluntary Archi tects’ Network (VAN) in 1995. Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Desi gn from 2011.
Renowned for his works with innovative ideas such as “C urtain Wall House”\, “Japan Pavilion Hannover EXPO 2000”\, “Nicolas G. Haye k Center”\, “Centre Pompidou-Metz”\, he is today based in his three offices at Tokyo\, New York and Paris. Meanwhile\, he contributes his knowledge\, skills and energy for the disaster relief projects such as Paper Log House (Kobe of Japan 1995\, Turkey 2000\, India 2002)\, Paper Church (Kobe\,1995) \, Temporary Elementary School (Chengdu\, China 2008) and Container Tempora ry Housing (Onagawa\, Japan 2011)

DTEND:20130512 DTSTAMP:20141228T125605 DTSTART:20130302 GEO:36.3813509;140.4637707 LOCATION:Contemporary Art Center\, Art Tower Mito\,1-6-8 Goken-cho \nMito-s hi\, Ibaraki-ken 310-0063 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Architecture and Humanitarian Activities\, Shigeru Ban UID:259232 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130302T180000 DTSTAMP:20141228T125605 DTSTART:20130302T093000 GEO:36.3813509;140.4637707 LOCATION:Contemporary Art Center\, Art Tower Mito\,1-6-8 Goken-cho \nMito-s hi\, Ibaraki-ken 310-0063 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Architecture and Humanitarian Activities\, Shigeru Ban UID:259233 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR