Current Affairs Global - 27 March 2014

1. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, world's most prestigious architecture award, for the year 2014. He won the award for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters.


He is known for creating structures/houses using discarded plastic crates and inexpensive tree trunk-sized recycled paper tubes mainly for disaster victims. With this this prize has recognized an architect for his contribution in the area of housing disaster victims for the first time in its history.  He is also the seventh architect from Japan to win a Pritzker.