On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and a massive tsunami hit the Tohoku region of Japan. It was the most powerful earthquake to ever hit Japan leaving homes, buildings, towns completely destroyed. This catastrophic event left architects wondering “what architecture could accomplish in such a situation.” How Did Architects Respond Immediately After 3/11 (The Great East Japan Earthquake) is an exhibition that was assembled by The Japan Foundation with the intention to exhibit the diversity of approaches to post disaster architecture that was implemented by architects in the 3/11 disaster zones of Japan. The response from architects can be divided into three phases. These phases are still being planned out and implemented today.
1) Emergency Responses
2) Temporary Housing
3) Reconstruction Projects
At this exhibition, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the numerous people and their projects that helped realize a path to recovery. There will be panel displays of project summaries with drawings, illustrations, and photographs.
For more information, visit: http://arch.hawaii.edu
Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm-9pm
Opening Reception at HISA Gallery
Lecture by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow at 6pm in the Architecture Auditorium adjacent to the HISA Gallery
April 21 – June 27, 2014 at 10am – 5pm
Gallery exhibition dates at HISA Gallery
Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery
University of Hawaii at Manoa
School of Architecture
2410 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Gallery Assistant for Communication and Marketing, UHM SOA
Maria Simon NCARB
School of Architecture
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
2410 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
(All images provided by The Japan Foundation)
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