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Shigeru Ban

Princess of Asturias Award for Concord 2022

At its meeting in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, composed of Fernando de Almansa Moreno-Barreda, Viscount of Castillo de Almansa, Ernesto Antolin Arribas, José Antonio Caicoya Cores, Manuel Contreras Caro, Sol Daurella Comadrán, Ignacio Eyriès García de Vinuesa, Isidro Fainé Casas, José Antonio Fernández Rivero, Luis Fernández-Vega Sanz, Ana González Rodríguez, Alicia Koplowitz Romero de Juséu, Laureano Lourido Artime, Marcelino Marcos Líndez, Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez, Enrique Moreno González, Carlos Navalpotro Fuster, María del Pino Calvo-Sotelo, Gregorio Rabanal Martínez, Helena Revoredo de Gut, Matías Rodríguez Inciarte, Juan Sánchez-Calero Guilarte, Gonzalo Sánchez Martínez, Antonio Suárez Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Urquijo Fernández de Araoz, Manuel Villa-Cellino Torre, Maarten Wetselaar, Ignacio Ybarra Aznar, presided over by Adrián Barbón Rodríguez, and with Pedro de Silva Cienfuegos-Jovellanos acting as secretary, has decided to grant the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord to Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for his outstanding contribution and solidarity in providing shelter which offers decent conditions to people in precarious situations as a result of social or natural emergencies, or situations of conflict. At all times guided by humanitarian values and with the contribution of volunteers, his work stands as an example of sustainable architecture via the use of recycled materials which has earned him widespread international recognition.

Oviedo, 23rd June 2022

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