Ban and Matsubara Research Laboratories, Keio University
+ Southwest Jiaotong University, Faculty of Architecture
Disaster Relief Activities for “5•12 Wenchuan Earthquake”
Announcement of a Press Conference
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On June 26th and 27th, 2008, Ban and Matsubara Research Laboratories, Keio University, will hold a press conference regarding the disaster relief activities for “5/12 Wenchuan Earthquake” with the support of Southwest Jiaotong University, Faculty of Architecture in Chengdu.
There will also be presentations on disaster relief projects and panel discussions by domestic architects in this conference.
It is highly appreciated if you could understand and support our purpose and therefore attend the press conference.
1.Time and Date
1st session: Thursday, June 26th, 2008, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
2nd session: Friday, June 27th, 2008, 9:15 am-4:00 pm
Southwest Jiaotong University, Jiuli Campus, International Lecture Hall (Bei yi duan No. 111, 2nd Ring Road, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, CHINA 610031)
1st session: Paper Tube Temporary Houses for Disaster Relief
2:00-2:10 pm Opening Speech by Professor SHEN Zhongwei, Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University
2:10-2:40 pm Lecture by Associate Professor Hironori MATSUBARA, Keio University
“City Life and Earthquake in Japan”
2:40-4:00 pm Lecture by Professor Shigeru BAN, Keio University
“Paper Tube Temporary Houses for Disaster Relief, Adaptation to Wenchuan Earthquake”
4:00-6:00 pm Public Opening of the first prototype of temporary house, questions and answers at site
2nd session: Activities of Chinese Architects for Disaster Relief
(co-hosted by “Time and Architecture”)
9:15-9:30 am Opening Speech by Professor SHEN Zhongwei, Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University
9:30-11:30 am Presentations by Chinese Mainland Architects on Activities for Disaster Relief (tentative speakers: Atelier FCJZ, Liu Jiakun, URBANUS)
11:30-12:00 am Discussion
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:30 pm Presentations by Architects from Taiwan and Hong Kong on Activities for Disaster Relief (tentative speakers: ZHU Tao, Taiwan Technology Institute, Xie Yingjun, WANG Weiren)
3:30-4:00 pm Discussion
4. Contact Information
Please confirm your participation by contacting either personnel below so that you will certainly be informed in case any changes occur.
1. The point of contact to express participation in English or Japanese:
“Shigeru Ban Research Laboratory of Keio University, Japan”.
Liaison: Matsumoto Jun, Assistant Professor (male)
TEL：+81-466-47-5111, Mobile： +81-90-4168-5697
tokyo(at)shigerubanarchitects.com (Shigeru Ban)
2. The point of contact to express participation in Chinese:
“Beijing Matsubara and Architects (BMA)”.
Liaison: Liu Di (female)
We sincerely hope our activities will be able to exert what little strength we have for disaster reconstruction.
Ban and Matsubara Research Laboratory
Keio University, Japan