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Earthquake Engineering Hall-Witness to Chi-Chi Earthquake
Much of the lost of life, injuries and destruction caused by earthquakes comes from buildings which collapse when the earth moves. Thus this earthquake park includes one building specifically dedicated to education about how to put up buildings that will withstand the stresses caused by earthquakes. It shows some of the damage that has been caused by earthquakes in the past as well as some of the problems involved in resisting the power of earthquakes. Studying what has happened in the past can help us understand how to construct buildings and cities that will be safer in the future.

This building can be divided into a classroom area for studying damage and an exhibition area. The exhibition area was planned and developed by the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering and features houses that are safe in design and construction, how modern buildings minimize the effects of earthquakes, and earthquake safety in public areas. It is laid out in the style of a laboratory with many different interactive displays that allow the visitor to be involved in learning about earthquakes and to experience some of the principles behind earthquakes. Fun Corner in this gallery provides a unique learning space targeted at preschoolers and young children aged 3-10 years old. It creates a fun, stimulating and vivacious environment for children to learn structure and engineering. Toys, games, sketchbooks and scientific teaching aids featuring mechanics or physics help children develop logical thinking and concept of architecture. The damage education area contains some of the remnants of Wufeng Township’s Kwangfu Junior High school to give visitors an idea of the massive scale of destruction that earthquakes can bring, and to see the tremendous effect an earthquake can have on older school buildings in Taiwan.

The Earthquake Engineering Education Hall will help visitors understand the relation between earthquakes and how a building is constructed. It will introduce visitors to some of the principles involved in putting up a building that can withstand some of the effects of an earthquake so that visitors will come away better educated on how earthquakes happen and the importance of building to minimize their effects.


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