Challenge Tuesday: Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction

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nepal-earthquake

On the 25th of April 2015 the world watched in horror as the developments following the Nepal Earthquake unfolded.  Nepal was already a poor country with a fragile system of infrastructure and low building standards.  It could never have coped with the earthquake which struck with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale.

Entire villages were flattened by the quake, which killed over 8,800, and hundreds of thousands were made homeless.

A competition has been launched to come up with an innovative solution to this issue of shelter.  Open to students and professionals, the GARS-NEPAL. TIBET Earthquake Emergency contest is inviting proposals for reconstruction involving temporary housing, schools and hospitals.

The structures must be under two-storeys and should be quick to build using locally-sourced materials or pre-fabricated parts which are suitable for air drop from cargo planes.

There is a prize fund of £63,000 and the winners will be announced…

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