Renowned Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban recently unveiled a new pavilion made entirely from cardboard at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair. The 'Abu Dhabi Art Design Souq' is a temporary structure made from different sizes of paper cylinders. The airy eco-shelter provides a cool space for local designers and artisans to meet.
The Abu Dhabi Art Fair commissioned cardboard master Ban to design a temporary mobile pavilion, which was just unveiled this past November. The unique cardboard shelter attracted a great deal of attention for its clever use of a single standard building material. Its gorgeous walls were inspired by traditional Arabian motifs, and the see-through partition lets sunshine and breeze flow through.
The sturdy yet lightweight ‘Abu Dhabi Art Design Souq’ pavilion was assembled on site. It offered a cool space for talks, workshops and crafts demonstrations, promoting friendly exchanges between visitors and local designers.
Photos by Shigeru Ban Architects