Posted by Karl Johnson on Apr 24, 2013
Related program: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Rebuilding
KYSIN-no-kai, the superdesignteam assembled by Toyo Ito following to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan, last week released a vision package for a Park For All in the recovering village of Kamaishi.
The site recently relocated. After realizing the previous location would have been neighbors with a new Pachinko casino (think the "Escape Scene" in Lost in Translation), project partners sought and found better environs. The Park for All will now accompany a cluster of temporary houses and a large temporary school in a valley away from the sea.
Unosumai District was the most devastated area in Kamaishi City during 3.11. The project site and surrounding area were not reached by the tsunami waters.
Nearby temporary housing and shopping areas accompany the temporary Unosumai elementary and junior high school. This vid gives you a glimpse of the region, the temporary school (0:15), and the project site (0:30).
Construction of the park is expected to be completed this year.