Urbanism of Post-Catastrophic LA

Alejandro Hernandez, B.Arch ’20

SP. 20

Instructor: Maria Esnaola

Post-disaster emergency shelters around the world lack the gathering spaces that displaced populations need to recover socially from their crisis context. Due to prolonged stay times in these shelters, they must emphasize communal spaces to provide inhabitants with a sense of control and belonging to society. The defined boundary of the project is a relief limit from all disaster and chaos of LA’s next major earthquake. A new domesticity centralized on gathering spaces is defined to empower communities and foster the redevelopment of society.