Santiago-based architect Alejandro Aravena of Elemental discusses the sustainable reconstruction of Constitución in Chile following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Given just 100 days to design a resilient masterplan, capable of protecting the city against future natural disasters, Elemental implemented a natural solution: planting a forest that would protect the city from future floods. The design has since receive international recognition, most recently being awarded first prize in the Zumtobel Group Award’s Urban Development & Initiatives category.
Video: Alejandro Aravena on PRES Constitución and Rebuilding After Disaster
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Video: Alejandro Aravena on PRES Constitución and Rebuilding After Disaster " 11 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/556037/video-alejandro-aravena-on-pres-constitucion-and-rebuilding-after-disaster> ISSN 0719-8884
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