This just in, for those keen to let their imaginations run free over the summer holidays – an ideas competition on forestalling earthquake damage before it even happens.
Full details available at the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering Pcee.nzsee.org.nz/designcomp.htm
This competition seeks proposals to increase the resilence of cities and communities affected by earthquakes and tsunamis, with a focus on aiding recovery and social regeneration to affected areas.
Entrants are encouraged to choose a city or community familiar to them, anywhere on the Pacific Rim, and to design a proposal that utilises preplanning and/or post-disaster response and reconstruction methodologies to reduce the long term impact of an earthquake event on the built environment and social fabric. Entries will respond to the specific earthquake hazards and vunerabilities that the chosen area faces.
The competition is open to all design disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; and all associated engineering and sociological disciplines. Multidisciplinary entries are welcome, and international entries are encouraged.