When disaster occurs, many victims are forced to live in evacuation facilities. This often means sleeping on the floor side by side, with minimal privacy. To overcome this issue, Shigeru Ban developed simple paper partitions using Sonoco‘s paper tubes as structural frames, with curtains hanging from the tubes for privacy.
Adam Wood about the basic human needs
“Housing is a basic human need,” said Adam Wood, vice president of Sonoco Industrial International. “We are humbled to be a part of this relief effort, and we hope that the small part we play can help those affected by this tragedy.”
This housing was first developed and constructed in response to natural disasters in Japan, and this marks the first time the PPS has been built outside of that country. Shigeru Ban hopes that these structures will be used to promote privacy and hygiene in disaster relief efforts across the world.