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In pictures: Shigeru Ban's 'paper-tube pavilion'

Shigeru Ban’s temporary pavilion at IE Business School in Madrid was officially opened by the architect last month

The pavilion, which will host education events and receptions, took two weeks to complete and is made of 173 paper tubes held together by timber joints resting on paper columns.

Concept design

Concept sketch

Last year the Japanese architect recieved approval for a £2.7 million cardboard cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand,to be built as a temporary replacement for George Gilbert Scott-designed structure that was severely damaged following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck in February 2011.

 

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