shigeru ban: paper concert hall in l'aquila
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may 25, 2011
shigeru ban: paper concert hall in l'aquila


‘paper concert hall’ by shigeru ban, aquila, italy
images courtesy of shigeru ban

shigeru ban‘s ‘paper concert hall’ opened earlier this month in aquila, italy. given as a gift from the japanese government
after an earthquake ravished the region, the temporary concert hall represents a sense of solidarity and support for
reconstruction from one country to the other.

a skewed oval cuts through the interior volume, which is defined by 44 encompassing pillars and a simple pitched roof.
housing 230 seats, the temporary unit – which currently resides opposite the alfredo casella conservatory – is a durable
and functional space can be dismantled and built elsewhere. covering over 700 square meters, the structure is composed
of steel, cardboard concrete and clay sacks that embody the material and structural characteristics ban is known for.


exterior


entrance


inside oval concert hall


site plan / floor plan level 0


section


section


south elevation


east elevation


north elevation


west elevation


sketches of details, plans and sections


sketches of details, plans and sections

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