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Post-earthquake reconstruction

The villagers of San Lorenzo fell victim to an earthquake – the Post-earthquake reconstruction project aims to rebuild their lives.

The homes need to protect against the harsh climate, be resistant to future shocks, and quick and simple to build using local materials. Families are involved in designing their own houses to meet their own social needs.

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Reconstructing a community
Reconstruction of an earthquake-devastated community wins Acknowledgement
“A sensitive approach in a very painful post-earthquake situation” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Latin America
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Tarapacá, Chile
Rene Mancilla
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Rene Mancilla
RM-C Architects, Chile
Acknowledgement prize 2008
Latin America
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