Typology

Urban Landscapes

Program

City-fabric

Location

JP
Ishinomaki

Year

2011

Status

Completed

Size in sqm

2 000 000

Selection Process

Direct commission

Partner Office

DEV-space, 2001, ULB

Team

Pierre Escobarerre Escobar, Julien Deloffre, Yannick Vanhaelen, Philippe De Clerck

Photo Credits

Philippe Nathan

Ishinomaki

: Post Traumatic Masterplan

On the 11th of March 2011, a terrible tsunami devastated eastern Japan. Ishinomaki was one of the most severely damaged cities.
More than 5.000 citizens died and thousands were left homeless.

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Despite this traumatic disaster, most of Ishinomaki’s citizens have decided to stay and to rebuild their city. An astonishing wave of solidarity has allowed to complete a first effort of cleaning up the city and to help citizens to get back on their feet.

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