Remaining Bridge Structures from the "Bridge of Hope" Transport System

Title

Remaining Bridge Structures from the "Bridge of Hope" Transport System
Post-Disaster: Japan's Response to the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami

Subject

natural disasters; disaster planning

Description

The "Bridge of Hope" conveyor belt system is unique to Rikuzentakata. It has provided the city, not only efficiency in the transporting of soil, but also hope for the recovery of their homes and livelihoods.
This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.
The purpose of this research trip to Japan is to identify the qualities of successful post-disaster city planning and architecture, which can potentially be applied towards immediate and impervious strategies on a global level. Since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Japan has undergone massive improvements, due to advancements in construction technology, community-centered and forward-thinking designs as well as a general faith in rebuilding and recovery. Albeit, some of the tsunami-prevention strategies have stirred international controversy, the Japanese are the undoubted frontrunners in ensuring resiliency in saving human lives. Hopefully this information will shed light on some of the ways we as designers can rethink disaster-risk management and recovery.

Creator

Nuguid, Vail
Shimizu Corporation

Date

2011

Rights

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Vail Nuguid

Type

Architecture and City Planning

Identifier

T0412

Coverage

Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan

Files

14297526-IMG_2007.jpg

Citation

Nuguid, Vail and Shimizu Corporation, “Remaining Bridge Structures from the "Bridge of Hope" Transport System,” Spitzer School of Architecture, accessed April 25, 2024, http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu/architecture/items/show/1059.

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