"As Australians and global citizens we know the devastating impact of natural disasters, most recently the toll that the Tohoku Great Earthquake has wrought on Japan and its people. As an industry we understand the importance of a structure for people to be sheltered from the elements and have a safe area to call home. This knowledge empowers us with the ability to do good for the people of Japan that need us in this time of crisis."
This exhibition is to propose shelters that could not only protect people from rain and other elements in emergency situations but also provide a space to feel secure and comfortable in a disastrous environment, fundamental to the recovery process.
Various supportive companies from the building industry have collaborated on this exhibition. Construction companies have supported this event by helping to construct each architectural firm's proposed shelter.
Volunteers from universities have contributed to the construction. All shelters will be installed at allocated area within the site in one day with any additional work carried out off site beforehand.
Many parties were involved in this project, such as architects, students, universities, supporters, sponsors. With their thoughts, creativity, manual work they remind us that the hearthquake is 'still there'.
As an industry we understand the importance of a structure for people to be sheltered from the elements and have a safe area to call home.