Shigeru Ban Architects. CEO
Shigeru Ban studied architecture in the U.S. and is known for his architecture using paper tubes, containers, and other materials, as well as his disaster relief activities.
In 2014, he received the Pritzker Prize, an international award in the field of architecture, and in 2017, he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon and the Mother Teresa Social Justice Award, the first Japanese to receive such an award. 2022, he received the Prince of Spain Award for his support for victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Nippon Design Center, Inc. CEO
Kenya Hara provides multifaceted design direction utilizing Japanese tradition and aesthetics as future resources.
Emphasis not only on “substance” but also on the “matter” on his designs.
He has received many domestic and international awards. His activities attract international attention, including a documentary on his activities produced by Singapore TV which won the “New York Film Festival” award.