Yesterday, architect Shigeru Ban (1957) was named the winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014. Octatube has realised three temporary cardboard structures with Ban: a bridge, a sculpture and a dome. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Shigeru Ban on achieving this prestigious award.
Shigeru Ban at the Cardboard Bridge in Vers-Pont-du-Gard (AFP / Getty Images)
The internationally renowned Japanese architect with offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York is known for his humanitarian work as well as for his experimental approach to materials such as paper tubes and cardboard. Between 2004 and 2007, Octatube has employed its knowledge to realize three of Shigeru Ban´s cardboard projects; two of them in France and one in the Netherlands.
Design Meeting between Mick Eekhout of Octatube and Shigeru Ban (Paris, 2006)
The award ceremony of the Pritzker Prize will take place at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on June 13. Once again we would like to congratulate Shigeru Ban on this notable achievement.