Avoiding Torrential Rains by Constructing a New Environment
Sogi Falls Flood Diversion Channel
The record-breaking torrential rains of 2006 caused enormous damage to the Sendai River Basin. As an emergency measure against future disasters, a flood diversion channel was built at Sogi Falls in 2011. The channel, roughly carved into the rocky ground, was the result of a new experiment to incorporate every step of the construction process, from a careful examination during the initial design phase to the trial and error of making the site. Designed to invoke nature’s tolerant spirit, the site not only satisfies functions like disaster recovery and protection, it is equipped with the amenities needed for a sightseeing destination and a rich environment.