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    A child plays at a tent camp set as a temporary shelter for the earthquake survivors in Arquata Del Tronto, Italy

    Life After Shock: Earthquake Affected Italian Cities to be Wooden

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    On August 24, an earthquake heavily damaged the Italian towns of Amatrice and Accumoli, located in central Italy. In response, the prime minister of Italy and famous Italian architect Renzo Piano decided to build temporary housing units out of wood and discussed future reconstruction works.

    Renzo Piano proposed to build temporary “light” wooden houses, in which people could live until their homes will be rebuilt.

    Wooden houses are quickly to build and cost only 600 euros per square meter.

    After the city takes its original appearance, wooden houses would be recycled. In their place, fields and pastures would appear again.

    Renzo Piano believes that in the long term it is necessary to strengthen all houses along the Apennines, and it will require “building for a period of two generations.”

    “We will need help of all countries as the beauty of Italy does not only belong to us. It is architectural heritage of all mankind,” the architect told Sputnik.

    On April 6, 2009, an earthquake hit the Abruzzo region, leaving five thousand people without shelter.


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