TSHF collaboration with ETH Zurich

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TSHF collaboration with ETH Zurich

Thame Sherpa Heritage Fund is collaborating with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) to implement earthquake-safe, culturally and environmentally sensitive rebuilding in the Thame Valley. The project’s technical design process will be led by ETH Zurich’s Chair of the Department of Architecture, which focuses on combining the skills of expert architects, civil engineers with the interests of local stakeholders and livelihood systems in developing nations, and ETH Zurich’s Department Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (IBK). 

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Update from Thame Valley – August 25, 2015

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Update from Thame Valley – August 25, 2015

Four months after the devastating earthquake of 25 April, 2015 Thame Valley locals have been rapidly constructing shelters through the monsoon before the onset of autumn. Most families are making rough, one-story, one-room saam homes out of salvaged rock and other materials. 

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