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|Title:||BDES1020 <Adrian Zonaga>|
Architecture & Allied Arts
|Abstract:||Kyuusei is Japanís response to the one of the most unique threats to the Japanese way of life, Godzilla. Commissioned by the Japanese Government, Kyuusei is to be the first of many Godzilla Emergency Response Facilities to be manned twenty four hours a day, indefinitely by a private paramilitary organisation and is to be built in the Asakusa area of Tokyo. The building is designed to rapidly deploy armed soldiers in light vehicles, tanks and a handful of apache helicopters with the intent of not defeating, but distracting or redirecting Godzilla or other Godzilla-like monsters in order to minimise damage to the city of Tokyo. The careful control and redirection of Godzilla could significantly reduce the economic impact of a Godzilla attack. The building itself is to be constructed from cheap materials, as previous encounters have shown that Godzilla is intelligent enough to attack and destroy military structures that it identifies as a threat. The buildingís design is a response to this and the building can be cheaply and rapidly reconstructed and repaired if damaged. The use of advertising billboards and panels will help to fund the project and conceal the facility among the other buildings in the Asakusa area. Kyuusei may also have access to experimental technology such as a large radial force-field to protect itself and nearby buildings as well as a prototype battle robot housed beneath the bridge adjacent the facility but the Japanese Government is yet to agree to the use of these technologies.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Architecture & Allied Arts|
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|Appears in Collections:||BDES1020 (Architecture Studio 102) - 2010|
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