Architect Shigeru Ban was the sixth winner of the Champagne 'joie de vivre' award, in Tokyo on 9 June 2014.
Designer of the Centre Pompidou-Metz and the future ‘City of Music’ on Seguin Island, Shigeru Ban is admired both for his architectural talent and his involvement with the UN High Commission for Refugees.
Well-known for his cheerful personality and original ideas, he is also this year's holder of the famous Pritzker award, the architectural equivalent of a Nobel Prize.
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