Exhibition: Shigeru Ban

Date:February 9, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Location: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201

The Dallas Center for Architecture presents Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture from February 9 to April 25. The exhibition is organized by the Aspen Art Museum and was previously seen as a part of the Prospect New Orleans project. It is presented in conjunction with Austin College who will honor Ban with its 2015 Posey Leadership Award at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on March 26.

Beginning with his pioneering designs for United Nations refugee shelters in the mid-1990s, architect Shigeru Ban has devoted himself to humanitarian efforts in the wake of some of the most devastating natural and manmade disasters of the past twenty years. Underpinned by a minimalism based on the notion of energy and ecological sustainability, much of his work uses inexpensive, readily available materials like paper tubes and cardboard to create structures that are lasting and durable. Through drawings, photos and scale models, the show examines several of Ban’s projects from the last decade, including Tsunami Reconstruction Project (2005, Sri Lanka), Container Temporary Housing (2011, Onagawa, Japan), Cardboard Cathedral (2013, New Zealand) and Paper Nursery School (2014, Yaan, Japan).

Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture will run through April 25 at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fridays. The exhibition will also be open March 7, March 28, April 11 and April 25 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. For more information, visit DallasCFA.com.

Cost:Free and open to the public.

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