Shigeru Ban Architects creates cardboard shelters for victims of Turkey-Syria earthquake

Pritzker Structure Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has offered his Paper Partition System, made out of cardboard tubes and material, to evacuation centres housing victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake.

The Paper Partition System (PPS) is constructed utilizing cardboard tubes, which perform as a construction that holds up textile partitions.

Shigeru Ban has offered earthquake refugees with modular shelters

Ban offered the shelters, which take three individuals simply 5 minutes to construct, to evacuation centres “in response to the Turkey-Syria earthquake”.

The architect is working along with his Voluntary Architects’ Community, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that he based in 1995, on the challenge and is asking for donations to assist it.

Cardboard-tube PPS shelters
The Paper Partition System is made out of cardboard and material

The tubes used for the PPS shelters are longer variations of these used to roll up and retailer material or paper and are available in two diameters – one for the posts and one for the beams.

Paper or materials was draped over the construction and mounted with a security pin to create shelters that resemble shared hospital wards. They measure two by two metres or 2.3 by 2.3 metres relying on the dimensions of beds they comprise.

Boys with cardboard tubes used to build shelters
Cardboard tubes are available in two diameters

Not too long ago, Ban additionally put in the PPS system throughout momentary shelters in Europe that home refugees fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Immediately, the studio additionally introduced that it’s also engaged on a lot of different options to assist the Ukrainian refugees, together with plans to provide Styrofoam Housing Techniques (SHS), a panel-type housing system.

The SHS homes shall be made out of light-weight panels made out of Fiber Strengthened Plastic (FRP) wrapped round Styrofoam, an extruded polystyrene foam insulation materials.

The panels shall be made by Ukrainian refugees at an area manufacturing unit to additionally create employment alternatives.

Ban’s studio labored with Wroclaw Univesity of Expertise to create an SHS prototype in September 2022 and is presently conducting structural assessments on the panels to make sure they’re secure.

Finished PPS shelters for refugees
The completed partitions resemble hospital wards

The studio can also be working with Solidarity Fund PL in Poland and Abnormal Folks in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to distribute Japanese wooden stoves to locations affected by large-scale energy outages.

Thus far, 190 stoves have been shipped to Kharkiv and Ivano-Frankivsk.

Finished PPS shelters by Shigeru Ban
The shelters have been beforehand utilized in Ukraine amongst different locations

Ban designed PPS in 2011 and it has beforehand been used to deal with victims of the Nice East Japan Earthquake (2011), Kumamoto Earthquake (2016), Hokkaido Earthquake (2018), and torrential rain in southern Kyushu (2020).

The system was additionally used to create Covid-19 vaccination cubicles in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ban additionally lately used cardboard tubes to create the construction of the Farmer’s Restaurant in Japan, which has a thatch roof.

The pictures is courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects.