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2016

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Award-winning item
Paper Partition System [Paper Partition System for Earthquake Kumamoto, Japan]
Business Owner
Voluntary Architects' Network
Category
Architecture and facilities for public
Company
Voluntary Architects' Network (Japan)
Shigeru Ban Lab., Keio University SFC (Japan)
Tomoyuki Tanaka Lab., Kumamoto University (Japan)
Volunteers of Architects in KUMAMOTO (Japan)
Award Number
16G110978
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2016

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Outline

When large-scale disaster occurs, many disaster victims are forced to live in evacuation facilities. In Japan, there are situations where people have no other choice but to sleep on the floor side by side and privacy has not been well ensured. To overcome this problem, simple paper partition has been developed by using paper tubes as structural frames and cloths to be hanged on to the frames. The cloths can be opened and closed like a curtain in order for people to check their health conditions. It also enables ventilation to keep the living environment of evacuation facilities hygienic.

Director

Yasunori Harano

Designer

Shigeru Ban

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More information

http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/works.html#disaster-relief-projects

Already in service/use
2011/3
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