Shigeru Ban

Born 1957, Tokyo. Through his firm Shigeru Ban Architects, he has created revolutionary architectural designs such as the Curtain Wall House, the Japanese Exhibition hall at EXPO 2000 in Hannover, the Nicolas G. Hayek Center and the Centre Pompidou – Metz. He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, founding the NGO Voluntary Architects’ Network at the same time. After the destruction caused by the 2009 earthquake in Abruzzo, he took part in the reconstruction process with his futuristic design project for the Conservatorio Alfredo Casella, which was inaugurated in L’Aquila in 2011.

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