the cruz roja peruana and IFRC have collaborated on the project of a ‘modulo de alojamientotemporal’
to provide transitional shelters in response to peru’s recent earthquake.
on august 15, 2007, a massive earthquake struck the central coast of peru, south of the nation’s capital of
lima. it was peru’s worst earthquake in 37 years. within seconds, homes, hospitals, businesses, roads, bridges
and services were destroyed – affecting more than 650,000 people.
the earthquake killed at least 519 people and destroyed close to 95,000 private houses.
most of the damage was concentrated specifically in the cities of pisco, chincha, and ica.
volunteers guided by the cruz roja peruana adopted as standard the prototype
by the IFRC (international federation of red cross) and used it in the construction
of 4,000 shelters so far
 


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  red cross shelters in peru image © designboom

 
red cross shelters in peru
 
red cross shelters in peru

image © designboom

 
red cross shelters in peru

image © designboom

  red cross shelters in peru image © designboom

  red cross shelters in peru image © designboom

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‘modulo de alojamento temporal’, valle galan, peru

this project was part of the exhibition ‘casa per tutti’ (housing for all) milan triennale 23 may – 14 september 08