Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

Earthquake Memorial in Sichuan

Eduard Kögel
25. February 2016
Photo: CAI Yongjie

On 12 May 2008 the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province of China destroyed thousands of lives within minutes. Among the buildings that collapsed was the Beichuan Middle School in which more than 1000 pupils and teachers died. The government decided to build the National Earthquake Memorial on exactly that spot.

Photo: CAI Yongjie

Visit the Building Review on Chinese-Architects to see more of the Earthquake Memorial in Sichuan and read Eduard Koegel's description of the project..

Photo: CAI Yongjie

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