Gallery: Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’...

You may think it should be Italy giving Japan a temporary concert hall after what they've been through this year, but turns out it's the other way around. After the 6.3 Mw L'Aquila earthquake in 2009, the Japanese government wanted to give something to the city to support reconstruction. So they nominated Shigeru Ban to design and build a temporary concert hall in his well-known paper tube architectural style. L'Aquila Temporary Concert Hall opened at the beginning of May with a concert conducted by Tomomi Nishimoto.

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