28. November 2012 / Peter Zöch
Flood diversion channel of Sogi Falls wins Good Design Award
The flood diversion channel of Sogi Falls in Japan by Yuji Hoshino was recently awarded a Good Design Sustainable Design Award by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its epoch-making civil engineering design that manages natural disaster prevention while enhancing beauty of the natural landscape. In order to achieve a natural look, blasting and excavation with dynamite along rock joints simulated the force of volcanic eruptions. The new river landscape provides leisure activities and increases the aesthetic value of the landscape as a tourism resource. The flood diversion channel of Sogi Falls will be featured in the forthcoming issue of Topos on Water Landscapes.
The Good Design Sustainable Design Award commends designs which will make a contribution to realize the sustainable society. The special award winners are selected from the Good Design Best 100. Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957.
Images: Yuji Hoshino