Patrick Coulombel

Patrick Coulombel is specialised in the reconstruction of cities and villages ruined by seismic movements, cyclones or tsunamis. He is president of the Fondation Architectes de l?Urgence that is engaged, since 2001, in fast but not precarious reconstruction, based on local building traditions and environmental constraints. He has worked in Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Iran, Afghanistan, Madagascar, and recently in Haiti and in Pakistan.