Community Infrastructure Prototype

We have developed a design strategy to transform disaster prone buildings into essential community infrastructure. The design deploys a thin, stabilising concrete jacket to stiffen existing masonry buildings and protect them from future seismic events. The preserved structure will provide the necessary space for community gathering and other programs, such as library and healthcare provision. The design creates new roof structures providing public spaces for gathering and increasing natural light and ventilation to the rooms below.

The aim of this project is to demonstrate how unsafe buildings can be upgraded into earthquake resilient community spaces. 

︎︎︎ Back to Nepal Projects