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平成希望の五重塔
Tower of Hope

東北復興の各種プロジェクトに参画し、建築家や企業と組んで様々な提案を実施。その中の一つが、慣れ親しんだ場所から移転できない住民を救う手段としての非難塔「平成希望の五重塔」。人が15分間に徒歩で避難できる距離500mを想定し、1キロごとに海岸線に配置したスパイラル型避難塔。風力と太陽光発電塔による環境負荷の少ない装置でもあり、100年に一度に備え、人々に安心と希望を与えるシンボリックなデザインです。

We have participated in various reconstruction projects for Tohoku region and developed many proposals in partnership with architects and companies. One of which is “The Heisei Five-Story Pagoda of Hope”, that serves as a shelter for those who are not able to move from their familiar places. Estimating 500 m as the average distance for a person to be able to evacuate in 15 minutes, we placed a spiral shaped tower every kilometer along the coastline. These towers also have low environmental impact and use wind and solar power. We created this symbolic design to give some hope and peace of mind to the people in the region in order to prepare for an act of God, that could happen once every 100 years.


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