As we reported earlier, an 8.8 earthquake hit Chile last Saturday.
The situation is very bad in the southern parts of the country, specially in coastal towns that were swiped by a tsunami.
Architects immediately started to volunteer, coordinated by the local architect’s institute and the government, with the help of our friends at Plataforma Arquitectura. First actions are to help the community by evaluating damaged buildings, so people can either go back and sleep inside or be relocated, and then proceed to reinforce structures or demolish buildings.
Further actions will include emergency housing, relocation, planning and construction of coastal cities, landmark preservation, and more.
Architecture for Humanity has once again offered their resources to help, as they have done in New Orleans, Haiti, and more.
If you want to help just go to this link at Architecture for Humanity to donate and support architects volunteering in Chile.