FROM THE ARCHITECTS:
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. The greatest damage to buildings was severe. 1.2 million people lost their homes and more than half a million people are taking in the refuge hand-made tents that are not even water-proofed. Shigeru Ban is collaborating with professors and students from Universidad Iberoamericana and Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra of the Dominican Republicand is building 50 shelters made of paper tubes and local materials for a minority group of victims.
For more information about Shigeru Ban's 2014 Pritzker Prize, please read http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/shigeru-ban-architects-wins-the-2014-pritzker-prize_o.aspx