Innovative Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban.
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In a case of art mirroring life, a pavilion designed by a prize-winning architect to celebrate the World Cup is still not ready, just days before the first ball is kicked.Undeterred, Ban, who is to receive the Pritzker Prize 2014 in Amsterdam on Friday, was at the embassy to explain to journalists his pride in the construction, made of recycled fibreboard tubes.The pavilion is expected to be finished on Wednesday, and will be open to the public throughout the World Cup.Ban will be in the Netherlands later this week for the prize ceremony, where he will receive a bronze medallion and a $100,000 grant.He is the second successive Japanese winner of the Pritzker, which was won in 2013 by Toyo Ito.
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