After a terrible damage of the earthquake in 2009, Shigeru Ban, a Pritzker winning architect, also known for his NPO disaster relief activities, took initiative to construct a temporary music hall in this small town in the middle of Italy. I.C.O.N. participated in this movement as voluntary by providing its expertise in lighting design. Using, cardboard tubes, Shigeru Ban’s signature, the construction was supposed to be built up by voluntary students very rapidly. Lighting was supposed to be also easy-to-make, low-cost and available on site. Yet it had to harmonize with the architectural design and ensure the functionality of the hall. Applying the same type of tube and very basic electrical components such as bulbs and sockets, different types of pendant lights and brackets were designed, for the perfect match with the building.
The Japanese Prime Minister presented the construction plan to Italy as a sympathy gift from Japan and the opening concert was held under the presence of high diplomats from 2 countries.
: Gouvernement italien
Project Team : Shigeru Ban Architects Europe
Dates : 2009-2011
Construction of a new music hall
Interior lighting design (charity project)