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Tsunami-inspired building proposed for Turkey

CRAB disaster centre

UK firm CRAB Studio has designed a disaster prevention and education centre in Istanbul that is inspired by a reaction to a tsunami.

CRAB’s design is part a competition, also entered  by California-based Dinkoff Architects and Engineers.

Organised as a series of five clusters, CRAB’s building sits with its blades resting into the ground, ready to divide streams of water.

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Beneath the series of clusters are a series of shallow pools and dampened earth with indigenous plants.

The majority of visitors will enter at the north-east corner, either parking below the building or walking directly in from the higher ground to the lobby and coffee shop in the first cluster.

With a visitor route that is designed as an experience, the building will house a planetarium,  conference room., earthquake simulation section, rainstorm simulation and training evaluation section.

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