Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center Construction Update

Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center Construction Update

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 06, 2012
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Construction of the Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center is finally underway! Construction perimeter is set, temporary power is wired, and building corners were marked on site.

On a rainy day (heavy rain caution was in effect), the meeting was held at the temporary market next to the construction site. Several key items were discussed including the schedule and potential issues that may arise during construction. During the meeting, the contractor carefully explained the current site condition and his plans on the concrete pour to the owner (Mrs. Sato). The contractor also took measurements of the large refrigerator and its water tank below.

Weather and the availability of local construction materials permitting, foundation work is scheduled to be completed by the first week of October.

Reported by Japan Design Fellow, Aki Yoshikawa