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Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary Pavilion for the World Cup

Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary Pavilion for the World Cup
Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary Pavilion for the World Cup, © Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP
© Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

In honor of the World Cup (which starts today), the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, has invited Shigeru Ban, this year's Pritzker Laureate, to build a temporary pavilion.

Located at the entrance of the embassy, the three foot tall, 120 m² temporary structure will be a place where people can meet after the games since, due to the time difference, the games will not be broadcast on site.

Ban is known for building structures with unusual materials like cloth and paper, and the design of the Brazil Pavilion - made from cardboard - is no different. In addition to being a meeting space, the temporary structure will also offer Brazilian foods to visitors, as well as "bossa nova" shows, film screenings, workshops and other free cultural events.

Courtesy of Folha de S. Paulo
Courtesy of Folha de S. Paulo

This is not the first collaboration between Shigeru Ban and Brazil; the Japanese architect was recently invited by the Ministry of Environment to build research stations and schools in the Brazilian Amazon.

Via Exame.abril. Written by Romullo Baratto, Translated by Vanessa Quirk.

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary Pavilion for the World Cup" [Em comemoração à Copa do Mundo, Shigeru Ban constrói Pavilhão Brasil 2014 em Tóquio] 12 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quirk, Vanessa) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/515586/shigeru-ban-designs-temporary-pavilion-for-the-world-cup/> ISSN 0719-8884
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