THE REFUGEE HUB
A Shelter for the Refugees
The project is a proposal made by a team composed of Studio Papaya, NUTAU (Núcleo de Apoio a Tecnologia em Arquitetura e Urbanismo) of USP, the EDAU (Empresa de Design, Arquitetura e Urbanismo), coordinated by Fiedler Engineering.
Considering the migration crisis that Germany is facing in the past years, with a record of population migrating from the conflict zones in the Middle East, this project is presenting a quick and inexpensive solution to shelter these people and their families, arriving without conditions to self-locate in the German cities.
The tent is designed with a tensile membrane structure made of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). In the center, the mambrane takes a bottleneck shape, able to capture and recycle rainwater, used in the supply tank system.
Including 34 bedrooms for an average of 4 people, the shelter is able to accommodate 136 people. With a common area of approximately 5000 m², the shelter has a refectory, a community kitchen and support areas, a multi-purpose space, bathrooms with lockers, a pantry and a playground.