Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kirinda Tsunami Housing- Shigeru Ban



This relates to the a post by sevenbythree who talks about Shigeru Ban's kirinda project

The project is a village resettlement scheme of 100 houses for fishing families in Kirinda which
was entirely destroyed by the tsunami. The site is very close to the fishing harbour, the main
temple and the central market. Two model houses were built at the initial stage of the project.
Now the housing scheme contains 30 houses which are nearing completion or are already
inhabited.

Colliers International established a partnership with Shigeru Ban, a well-known Japanese
architect who has previously designed shelters for earthquake victims in Japan, Turkey and India.
Shigeru Ban Architects worked through a local architect to realize a sensitive design for the
fisherman families, while a private contractor has carried out the construction work.

For more information and more images go here

Information and image taken from a GTZ document

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!