February MakiBiz RFP Update

February MakiBiz RFP Update

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 22, 2013
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The MakiBiz Request for Proposal (RFP) program is supporting the rebuilding of 7 small businesses and entrepreneurs affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.


In November we saw 2 more projects begin construction, with others to commence in the coming year. See below for a summarized update on these projects.


Updates / アップデート:

  • Baikado / 梅花堂

    Ground-breaking happened on October 25. We are currently waiting on building permits. 10月25日に地鎮祭が行われ、現在確認申請待ちです。

  • Oikawa Denki / 及川電機

    Since the design of this building has been changed from 2 stories to 1, we're currently waiting on drawings to submit for a building permit, but are planning to start construction at the end of December. 確認申請のための図面、見積もり、工程表を待っている状態ですが12月末に着工予定です。

  • Sasaki Tekko / 佐々木鉄工

    We will be receiving permit sets and estimates by the end of the week to submit for a building permit. 確認申請のための図面、見積もり、工程表を待っている状態です。

  • Tesuki-washi Ushiogami / 手漉き和紙潮紙

    Preparing for construction to begin in early December. All design team members gathered on November 22nd on site to discuss the details and construction process. 12月の始め、着工予定です。11月22日現場でデザイン、そして施工について話し合いました。

  • Wakaba Kindergarten / わかば幼稚園

    Construction has begun. The site is currently being prepared for the foundation pour. 基礎工事に入りました。

  • Yamadai-Utsumi Suisan / ヤマダイ内海水産

    Construction is moving along. The framing has been finished and the exterior wall is in the process of being completed. 工事中。外装工事に入りました。

  • Yamayo Suisan / ヤマヨ水産

    Construction finished at the end of September. The new plant is now up and fully operational. 竣工済。


Architecture for Humanity is collaborating with local design and construction professionals to reconstruct the northern region of Japan, where the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011. It has been three years since the disaster, but many communities still need assistance in long-term reconstruction.