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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Ruins of a disaster [Ruins of the GEJE: Nakahama Elementary School]
Business Owner
Yamamoto town, Miyagi prefecture
Category
Construction/space design for public facility
Company
Yamamoto town, Miyagi prefecture (Japan)
Award Number
20G171097
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

Nakahama Elementary School in Yamamoto-cho. On March 11, 2011, 90 children and teachers took shelter on a rooftop in the face of the impending tsunami. All were rescued safely the next morning. The damaged school building was preserved while preserving the traces of destruction caused by the tsunami as much as possible, and the interior was opened to the public as a remain of the earthquake.

Producer

Yamamoto town, Miyagi prefecture

Director

Masashige Motoe, SSD GIA. + Kazui Nozawa, Yumi Nishizawa, Takahiro Nishino, International Development Consultants Co., Ltd

Designer

Takumi Iwasawa, AUFTAKT LLC + Akira Oyamada, H. simple Design Studio LLC + Yoshiichi Tamada, LLP 2hen + Kazuhiko Monden, Lidea + Kentaro Matsui, BLMU co., ltd

More information

https://www.town.yamamoto.miyagi.jp/soshiki/20/8051.html

公開開始予定
2020/9

Evaluation

This facility preserved to pass on memories of the earthquake to future generations has a variety of distinctive features without parallel elsewhere. The flexible mindset demonstrated throughout the development process has resulted in a dramatically higher-quality space. The painstaking process included several rounds of consultations to exchange views with the municipal office, experts, teachers and local citizens, along with institutional thinking that resulted in a new ordinance being used to ensure that cultural assets from the earthquake could be displayed as they were, and a project-based approach facilitating cooperation that transcended the division of duties between individual departments at the municipal office. This project offers a model for developing facilities of this kind.

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