Reconstructing North-East Japan after the Tsunami

08 May 2012

Doors open at 18:00. Talk starts at 18:30. Finishes at 20:00


66 Portland Place, Room to be confirmed


Towards A New Reconstruction after 311 Tsunami in North-East Japan

On March 11 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami struck north-east Japan with devastating loss of life. Whole towns were swept away and hundreds-of-thousands of buildings were destroyed.  Whilst the television crews have gone home, the reconstruction continues. The survivors are faced with the huge task of rebuilding their lives and their communities.

What role are architects playing in this reconstruction? How is the region being redeveloped in a sustainable way? How can the redevelopment be resistant to future natural disasters and what can be learned from other countries?

At this fascinating public lecture at the RIBA, two leading Japanese architects from the reconstruction team will share their experiences. Following their talks, there will be an opportunity for questions.  The speakers are:

Shoichi Haryu, Head of the Reconstruction team in Miyagi

Junichiro Matsumoto, Head of the Reconstruction team in North-East Japan

Angela Brady, President of the RIBA will give a short welcome address.


The talk takes place from 18:30 – 20:00 on Tuesday 8 May 2012 at 66 Portland Place, London.

Supported by Japan Institute of Architects, The Japan Foundation, Act for Japan Belgium, Bozar Architecture.

Organised by RIBA London & SHSH / Shin Bogdan Hagiwara & Shizuka Hariu Architecture + Scenography.


This event is free of charge


Tickets are free but please email to reserve your place.


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