Paper Title:
Study on the Change of Traditional Space in Post-Earthquake
  Abstract

Zhaohua is a historic town of Sichuan province in China. On May 12th, 2008, a devastating earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale struck Wenchuan, Sichuan province. In the process of recovery, 9 damaged historic buildings were demolished, 26 historic buildings were regenerated with new materials and 22 new buildings constructed in historic district. The purpose of this report is to study the space change of historic district during the process of recovery, and then attempt to get some lessons from the change of traditional space. We conclude that the emergency management is necessary for the whole environment of the historic district, in order to preserve the traditional space in post-earthquake. In China, although some principles on the conservation of historic districts were in place prior to the earthquake, during the process of recovery the local government did not forcibly ask the people to restore every historic building with original materials, additionally there were no legal consequences. This led to some historic buildings being restored with new materials or demolished, even historic spaces were changed. In Zhaohua, although a conservation plan was in place, mainly this plan focused on the preservation of traditional space and did not include emergency management on how to control the historic space and what should be done during a disaster and post disaster.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 374-377)
Chapter
Chapter 10: Innovative Structures: Technologies and Applications
Edited by
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
Pages
2037-2040
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.374-377.2037
Citation
H. T. Liu, B. Fu, "Study on the Change of Traditional Space in Post-Earthquake", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 2037-2040, 2012
Online since
October 2011
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