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Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan

This master plan was developed after a 2010 earthquake and tsunami struck Constitución, a city of 46,000 people. It responds with “geographical answers to geographical threats” with a new forest to buffer future tsunamis.

Construction of 484 dwellings in Villa Verde, the Cultural Center, and coastal cycle path has been completed, with additional reconstruction works, public buildings, and bridges underway.

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Speaking from experience
Community consultation enables an integrated solution
Unique collaboration and creative reconstruction is driving the city’s recovery
Further recognition for innovation in urban developments
Public infrastructure added in city reconstruction
Rebuilding continues in Constitución
Sustainable post-earthquake reconstruction plan is Elementary!
Project Entry for Global Holcim Awards 2012
Silver Award to a post-tsunami reconstruction master plan in Chile
“A thoughtful approach of proposing a long-term strategy” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Latin America
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Constitución, Chile
Silver 2011
Latin America
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