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Reconnect with water

UniversityÉcole Spéciale D'Architecture
Lead DesignersCaroline Bouchet
Design TeamCaroline Bouchet, Afaf El Ghazali
Project LocationNagoya, Japan
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Other Architectural Designs, Bronze in Architecture Categories / Conceptual
Entry Description

The theme addresses flooding in Nagoya City, Japan.
The Nagoyaïte's relationship with water has only evolved over time from a strong harmony to a break with it.
The project reconnects people with their river by learning the risks and benefits of water.
The prevention center operates in two stages, a non-flood time and a flood time.
In times of flood, the Center becomes a temporary shelter for the inhabitants. In addition, it helps the various emergency services, which uses the second level of the bridge to distribute supplies within the city.