The inventive work of Shigeru Ban XXII

Shigeru Ban2017

Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas

Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas
Sydney, Australia

SCAF’s exhibition shines a spotlight on Shigeru Ban’s pioneering and resourceful designs and importantly his dedication to humanitarian efforts around the world. For the first time SCAF’s interior and exterior spaces feature the work of a single practitioner. Installed in the Courtyard Garden are two of Shigeru Ban’s signature disaster relief shelters; one of his first from Kobe (1995) positioned in comparison to his latest disaster relief design for the Ecuador earthquake (2016). The interior gallery presentation highlights key ‘stepping stones’ from Shigeru Ban Architects’ oeuvre, including a 1:15 scale model of the 2000 Japan Pavilion in Hannover, Germany, a 1:1 scale model of the 2011 Paper Partition System and model joint details from a range of projects. An immersive version of the 2013 Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand features as the centrepiece.


  • Title: The inventive work of Shigeru Ban XXII
  • Creator: Shigeru Ban Architects
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location Created: Sydney, Australia
  • Type: Installation
  • Rights: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
  • Medium: Architectural Installation

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