Honeywell Ibasho House
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When a natural disaster strikes, Honeywell’s humanitarian release fund delivers direct assistance to employees and communities. After the devastation in Eastern Japan, caused by the great earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Honeywell went to work.
The earthquake was the fifth most powerful ever and was magnified by the deadly tsunami that followed. The city of Ofunato was one of the hardest hit. The entire town virtually disappeared. The tragedy was compounded because so many of the residents were elders.
As they often do when disaster strikes, Honeywell humanitarian relief came in to help.
The Ibasho principle is a place where you feel at home, being yourself, which is how the Honeywell Ibasho house was born. It began with a traditional Shintu ceremony on October 24th, 2012. Then the work began, a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese design, created using only sustainable materials, built to withstand any future earthquakes. The Honeywell Ibasho house was by the city together. Old and young were working side by side, board by board, to bring it to life.
The Honeywell Ibasho house was formally dedicated on the morning of June 13th, 2013.
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