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Completion of 'Tai' an Old Town Post-Disaster Reconstruction Guideline in Dujiangyan, Sichuan'
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Damage situation after 5.12 Sichuan Earthquake

At the end of August, 2008, 'Tai' an Old Town Post-Disaster Reconstruction Guideline in Dujiangyan, Sichuan' was completed jointly by WHITR-AP (Shanghai) and Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute. Tai'an Old Town was situated in the buffer zone of World Cultural Heritage, Mount. QingCheng – Dujiangyan Irrigation System. At the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake, Tai'an was one of the places that have suffered the greatest damage in Dujiangyan Area, with more than 80% commercial buildings and residences severely or moderately destroyed, and some parts of the public buildings, like the Buddhist statue and wall paintings also were damaged.

The Reconstruction Plan aims to 'Re-construct the hometown, improve the physical functions, and beautify the landscape', and advocates to organize self-reconstruction by the local residents under the reasonable planning guidelines as to the restoration and reconstruction of all the damaged residences at town, which is supposed to be the first example of this type of planning.
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