Watch the Pritzker Prize ceremony from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, where Shigeru Ban received the prestigious accolade on Friday
The Japanese architect, best known for his cardboard buildings and housing in disaster zones was announced as the winner of the $100,000 prize in March.
Ban is the seventh Japanese architect to win the prestigious prize and the second in a row, following Toyo Ito’s victory last year (AJ 17.03.13). Among the 56 year-old architect’s most famous buildings is the Centre Pompidou-Metz in Lorraine, France with its undulating wooden roof and the recently completed temporary Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand which is made out of cardboard tubes (AJ 19.08.13).
Video: Shigeru Ban picks up the Pritzker