Перед конкурсантами стоит задача не просто предложить идеи быстровозводимого временного жилья для пострадавших от землетрясений, а создать концепцию заблаговременной подготовки городов к стихийным бедствиям. В качестве территории для разработки проектов выбран иранский город Тебриз.
For centuries, earthquakes have been an inevitable phenomenon that brings destruction and devastation all around the world and we aren’t any more prepared or equipped to deal with them than we used to be. This is a worldwide issue and although some countries like Japan are better prepared with the proper infrastructure to deal with these disasters, still many countries remain that are powerless in the face of these disasters. Countries like Iran, Indonesia and Turkey which are some of the countries that are most prone to earthquakes but don’t have the necessary infrastructure to minimize the damages.
One of the most recent examples of these catastrophic earthquakes is the one that happened in Kermanshah, Iran and another one of the most destructive ones was the 2003 Bam earthquake both of which resulted in severe loss of life and devastation during and after they happened. Calamities like these happen all around the world frequently and cost the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people, yet no major solutions have been put forward.
By reaching a solution on how to manage these disasters and deal with their destruction and damages, we could potentially save many lives and prevent the loss of a notable sum of resources.
But the question still remains, how do we approach this issue that not only provides a solution for immediate relief after disaster strikes but also foresees steps and precautions that can be taken beforehand to lessen the damages and ease the process of rebuilding.
The problem of disaster management and providing shelter and basic needs after a natural disaster has been a long-lasting issue that hasn’t had any significant progression. Today, 2 years after the earthquake in Kermanshah many people are still living in temporary containers and haven’t been able to resume their ordinary day to day lives.
After all, how do we provide a large number of spaces for injured and traumatized people in a short amount of time? How much can we plan ahead? Or maybe find a way around this issue because for as far as we know earthquakes are bound to happen whether we are prepared or not.
Brief: The brief does not stop at only temporary housing solutions or ready-made objects or products that could be utilized after an earthquake, rather, we’re asking for a broader solution and an approach to prepare a city and provide accommodation for the survivors of an earthquake. The competition aims for realistic results that can be used on Site in Tabriz.