Christchurch cardboard cathedral architect, Shigeru Ban

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 28 August 2014

Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban. Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, winner of this year's s winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, has been described as the architectural equivalent of “Doctors Without Borders”. He designed Christchurch’s “cardboard cathedral”, which was completed a year ago.

In the past 20 years, Shigeru Ban has been to just about every major natural disaster area in the world, creating temporary housing for the traumatised and dispossessed out of transient materials like paper tubes and plastic beer crates.

Gallery: Shigeru Ban - cardboard architecture

Listen to Shigeru Ban talking with Kathryn Ryan.