Thursday, January 8, 2009

Earthquake Ready School For Sichuan

The catastrophic Sichuan Earthquake killed more than 80,000 people on the 12 May---in November, I wrote here that more
than 19,000 students lives were lost when the magnitude 8.0
quake struck.

Subsequent to the earthquake, investigations revealed that shoddy construction played a significant part in the massive loss of life, dozens of initiatives were undertaken hoping to build stronger buildings to prevent a future tragedy.

One of the most elegant and poignant design projects led by prominent Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban together with a team
of Chinese and Japanese students, are erecting temporary but resilient school buildings.

Shortly after the devastating earthquake, Ban arrived in Sichuan to propose the idea to the local government, once approval came, Ban assembled a group of people to get the project underway.

More here from Zhu Tao Blog

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