Architecture studio Unemori Architects built an earthquake-proof community center in Fukushima, following the city's 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. To represent the city's resilience and demonstrate active revitalization of the community, the Sukagawa Community Center is designed to bring the city together under one roof.
Residents of Fukushima can use the space to work, learn, and meet with friends and family as a wider effort to rejuvenate the disaster-stricken area. The five-story building features libraries, a museum, a lecture hall, childcare centers, and cafes, equating to 13,700 square meters.
Sukagawa is designed to fit into the city seamlessly. It boasts steel panels that wrap around the building's exterior and will be used as a temporary disaster relief center should there be any future earthquakes.
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