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Shigeru Ban Unveils Temporary Cardboard Tube Pavilion for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Gorky Park, Moscow

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On October 22, 2012 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,gallery,Green Materials,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Using locally produced paper tubes, Shigeru Ban [8] designed an oval wall which encompasses an area of 2,400 square meters, including a rectangular exhibition space, a bookshop and a café. The wall reaches a height of 7.5 meters and embodies the principles of temporary architecture [9] that Shigeru Ban [10] is most famous for. The pavilion will host different cultural activities until late 2013, after which it will be used as a space for experimental projects.

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We’ve featured Ban’s work [8]many times before on Inhabitat both for its ability to be used in a temporary context and for the innovative use of cardboard. If you’re not familiar with Shigeru Ban, he is best known for his seemingly simple structures that actually break the boundaries of what is possible with paper. He has constructed everything from churches [11] to even bridges [12]out of cardboard, which is an easily recycled and recyclable material.

The Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban exhibition will inaugurate the new pavilion [13], drawing parallels between the actual space and the architectural legacy of Gorky Park. The exhibition will feature built and conceptual work and rare archival drawings by famous Russian architects, all relating to the history of structures created in the park since it was first developed in 1923. The work will be displayed chronologically, starting with the Soviet period and concluding today’s Russian temporary structures.

+ Shigeru Ban Architects [3]

+ Garage Center for Contemporary Culture [6]

Images courtesy of Garage Center for Contemporary Culture [6]


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[3] Shigeru Ban: http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/

[4] structure: http://inhabitat.com/packed-pavilion-constructed-completely-from-cardboard/

[5] Ban's signature cardboard tubes: http://inhabitat.com http://inhabitat.com/tag/shigeru-ban/

[6] Garage Center for Contemporary Culture: http://garageccc.com/en

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/Gorky-Park-Pavilion-Shigeru-Ban-3.jpg

[8] Shigeru Ban: http://inhabitat.com/tag/shigeru-ban/

[9] temporary architecture: http://inhabitat.com/bubble-building-is-the-worlds-most-temporary-structure-in-rotterdam/

[10] Shigeru Ban: http://inhabitat.com/shigeru-bans-christchurch-cardboard-cathedral-gets-the-green-light-for-construction/

[11] churches: http://inhabitat.com/shigeru-ban-paper-church/

[12] bridges : http://inhabitat.com/shigeru-bans-cardboard-bridge/

[13] pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/green-walled-living-pavilion-garden-sprouts-on-governors-island/

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