After an earthquake hit Sichuan, China in April 2013, natural disaster-relief pro and Pritzker winner Shigeru Ban was asked to come build a temporary structure to take the place of Miao Miao Nursery School. Made from the paper architecture king's signature building material, the new building houses two large classrooms made from a framework of cardboard tubes, a roof supported by steel, L-shaped beams, and corrugated steel walls. Most of the manual labor was done by local students at Southwest Jaiotong University and students of ban's, making it a relatively inexpensive project. Check out a few more shots of the end result below, then head over to Design Boom for the full gallery.
· Sichuan, China receives paper nursery school by Shigeru Ban [Design Boom]
· All Shigeru Ban coverage [Curbed National]