This project saw a group of concerned construction professionals working with a community to involve and enable them in rebuilding their village. Nine months of preconstruction assistance mobilised the villagers in mapping their land, agreeing housing clusters and eligible benefactors, assessing design alternatives and ultimately formulating a new Village Plan. The first building was appropriately the community centre, followed by 150 housing units, three barracks, a secondary dike and infrastructure. These were all undertaken by the construction committee that again comprised local people, including some women for the first time. The community is not only more independent, it now recognises consensus as the means to resolve problems.
Post-Tsunami Village Reconstruction Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.