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BACKGROUND

Omo Hada is a rare surviving eighteenth-century traditional Indonesian village. Its houses were erected on stilts and are notable for their distinctive steeply pitched roofs and skylights, many of which face a central plaza. The main structure, which was built in 1715 as a royal residence and meeting house, still retains its function as a space for community gatherings. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Omo Hada was included in the 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 Watch lists. Following the tsunami of 2004, WMF was able to provide funding with assistance from American Express for emergency stabilization of the village. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The buildings at Omo Hada offer a glimpse into traditional building techniques in this region of Indonesia. These lasting construction techniques have allowed the buildings to survive the assault of the elements and seismic activity. (...)