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Paper Concert Hall

Shigeru Ban Architects

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Paper Concert Hall

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L’aquila Temporary Concert Hall opened on May 7th. The opening ceremony was held with the orchestra conducted by Tomomi Nishimoto. In July 2009, the G8 Summit was held in the city of L’Aquila, Italy, since the L’Aquila earthquake occurred on April 6th the same year . Here the Japanese government announced to build a temporary concert hall which proposed by Shigeru Ban to support reconstruction of the city, famous for its music scene. The aim was to construct a paper concert hall which is easy to assemble and durable, for an early resumption of musical activities in the city.

For more information about Shigeru Ban's 2014 Pritzker Prize, please read
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