Paper Partition System / Hokkaido Earthquake

The Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake, which occurred on September 6, 2018, with a maximum seismic intensity of 7, caused significant damage mainly in the Iburi region of Hokkaido. The Voluntary Architects’ Network + Keio University SFC Shigeru Ban Laboratory conducted the installation of a simple partition system using paper tubes and cloth at evacuation centers from September 15th to September 24th.

【Installation locations】

DateLocationNumber of Units Installed
9/15Sapporo City, Kiyota Ward Gymnasium95 units installed
9/22Atsuma Town Sports Center43 units installed
9/23Atsuma Town Welfare Center76 units installed
9/23Atsuma Town Atsuma Chuo Elementary School57 units installed
9/23Atsuma Town Atsuma Junior High School39 units installed
9/23Atsuma Town Kamiatsuma Elementary School22 units installed
9/23Atsuma Town Kominami Kaikan23 units installed
9/24Anpachi Town Community Center1 units installed
9/24Anpachi Town Oiwake Community Center1 units installed
Total9 locations357 units installed

Swiss Re
Hokkaido University
Muroran Institute of Technology