LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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Post-earthquake housing renovation

The aftermath of the 1995 Kobe earthquake is still visible in the city, which left more than 6,000 casualties and caused USD 100 billion in damage. More than fifteen years later, a number of buildings that were constructed quickly after the incident now require extensive renovation.

The aim of this project is to upgrade an existing concrete structure using simple means. In five steps, the interior and immediate surroundings of the building shall be improved.

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Innovative architecture focused on infrastructure for communities
“A positive symbol of community” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Kobe, Japan
Masaaki Takeuchi
Main Author
Masaaki Takeuchi
uzulab, Japan
Koike Shihoko
Further Authors
Koike Shihoko
Osaka City University, Japan
Acknowledgement prize 2011
Asia Pacific
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