These days Alexander Tamanyan museum-institute in Yerevan hosts Japanese architects’ exhibition, which is aimed to show the visitors the restoration activities of Japanese and foreign architects in the disaster zone after the tsunami. The exhibition is called “3.11 – How Japanese architects dealt with the consequences of the earthquake on Japan’s eastern part”. It was established by Japan Foundation a year after the 2011 tsunami and was first displayed in Sendai and later in Paris and Moscow. The next destination after Yerevan is Rome.
The goal of the exhibition in Armenia is to develop contacts between the experts taking into account local architects’ experience with overcoming earthquakes.
The exhibition is organized by Japanese embassy to Russia, Japanese Foundation, Alexander Tamanyan museum-institute and Armenian-Japanese scientific-cultural Hikari center.
The whole exhibition consists of three parts, presenting photos covering the works of Japanese and foreign architects. The first tells about situation immediately after disaster, the second shows possibility of deployment of temporary housing camp and the third presents projects of restoring earthquake-affected zone. Except the photos, miniatures and texts are shown illuminating the works of Japanese architects
The exhibition which was opened on July 17 and will last till August 15 brought together numerous guests, including experts from Japan.