Gallery: Cylindrical Green Roofed Japanese Tsunami Control Center Lets ...

You can't stop a tsunami, but maybe you can design a building to withstand its uncontrollable forces. Looptecture F is a two-story tsunami disaster preventive control center in Minamiawaji located on a bay leading in towards Osaka. The circular, rusty a
 
You can't stop a tsunami, but maybe you can design a building to withstand its uncontrollable forces. Looptecture F is a two-story tsunami disaster preventive control center in Minamiawaji located on a bay leading in towards Osaka. The circular, rusty steel building, designed by Endo Shuhei Architect Institute is lifted off the ground to let waves go under it and the round shape will dissipate the water's forces. Topped with a green roof and outdoor living terrace, the tsunami center has many views of the water and the floodgates.

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  1. lorna May 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Its really quite beautiful as well.

    Thanks for reporting, Bridgette

    Lorna Li
    Editor in Chief
    Greenmarketing.tv

  2. caeman May 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    All coastal buildings in Japan should be required to be built like this.

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