Nepal Gompa Project


The Nepal Earthquake in 2015 had left the historical gompa (temple) in Simigaon, Nepal completely destroyed. As one of the Earthquake-relief projects by Japanese Alpinist Ken Noguchi, Shigeru Ban Architects and Voluntary Architect‘s Network have designed a new gompa composed of modular wooden frames and stone infills similar to the Nepal House, and paper tube columns in the center rising above the ceiling to 5 meters high provides natural light into the space.