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DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT:

HAITI

UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA

SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA


SHIGERU BAN ARCHITECTS Shigeru Ban (Shigeru Ban Architects Tokyo-Paris-New York) is an accomplished Japanese and international architect, most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard paper tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. SBA’s consistent design philosophy is to create uniquely free and open space with concrete rationality of structure and construction method. It seeks to challenge the existing construction method by using easily obtainable off-theshelf materials in innovative and unprecedented structural/construction systems.

DISASTER RELIEF PROJECTS

Disaster Relief Projects is an initiative developed by Shigeru Ban as part of a humanitarian mission in locations affected by natural disasters, giving through this action, sustainable architectural projects to communities needed around the world.

PAPER LOG HOUSES - Kobe, Japan, 1995 / Kaynasli, Turkey, 2000 / Bhuj, India, 200


PAPER EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR UNHCR - Byumba Refugee Camp, Rwanda, 1999

PAPER HOUSE FOR NIIGATA EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS - Niigata, Japan, 2004

TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN KIRINDA - Kirinda, Sri Lanka, 2007

CHENGDU HUALIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Chengdu, China, 2008


UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA

SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA UNIBE is one of the leading private universities in the Dominican Republic, located in the heart of Santo Domingo. UNIBE was founded in 1982 by Doctor Jorge Abraham Hazoury, and today offers 15 undergraduate programs, 14 masters programs and many certificate programs and diplomas in the continuing education department. As a pluralist university, UNIBE encourages scientific and philosophical diversity, respects religious and political ideologies, and makes no distinction on the basis of gender, age, race, ethnic background, national origin, physical handicap, veteran status or creed. UNIBE has a student body of 4,200 students from more than 20 countries and 580 faculty members. More than 8,000 alumni have graduate from our institution. The Institution is known for being dynamic and highly spirited; it also pays special interest in the growth and well being of the students. The high professionalism of the academic and administrative staff and the unique atmosphere of its community provide students with the incentives they may need to establish strong relationships with classmates and professors. UNIBE’S MISSION To be an institution of Higher Education that promotes academic excellence, research and the education of highly qualified professionals, who are capable of generating and leading changes, and have with the necessary ethical values to contribute to the development of the local and global society. UNIBE’S VISION UNIBE is committed to the integral development society and academic excellence, distinguished by the education of responsible leaders and for its permanent innovating vocatio


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT:

HAITI


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT:

HAITI

In this occasion, after the earthquake occurred in Haiti this past 12 of january, Shigeru Ban has designed a refuge prototype shelter to be constructed in a locality in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince and to realize this project he counts with the collaboration of two recognized academic institutions in the Dominican Republic and the United States: Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE (Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.) through its school of architecture and Harvard University (Cambridge, Ma, U.S.A.) represented by himself as a visiting professor in its Graduate School of Design.


Port-au-Prince, February 2010


1st phase: Initial trip - Workshop (realized)

This stage was carried out with the first visit of Shigeru Ban to the Dominican Republic and Haiti (13-16 February 2010) to accomplish a first approach with the institutions and collaborators with the project. Also workshop was organized in Santo Domingo with UNIBE’s students, who assembled the refuge prototype designed by Ban and fabricated by his students in Harvard.


Workshop at UNIBE, February 2010


2nd phase: Construction of emergency shelters (April 2010)

This stage would consist in constructing, on the selected site, 50 emergency shelters that would be fabricated by students in Santo Domingo (with local materials), and later to be assembled by a group of students of both universities in Haiti.


THE SHELTER

P R O T O T Y P E The students will fabricate the shelters in their own workshop out of local materials (paper tubes, rope, plywood, pastic tarp, etc). The size of the shelter is 4m x 4m and is meant to host one family.


50 SHELTERS FOR TABARRE

PORT-AU-PRINCE

THE SITE


TABARRE Port-au-Prince, February 2010


THE SITE HAITI

The selected community is located in the outskirts of Port-auPrince: Tabarre. An improvised establishment that counts at the moment with 50 families living on a vast land that surrounds the area where their destroyed houses lie.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

SITE


Minustah

American Embassy

Site

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Minustah

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SITE LOCATION


American Embassy

Main Road to P-au-P


THE BUDGET

Under Construction...


DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT:

HAITI

DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT:HAITI  

DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT:HAITI

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