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Shelter System

SURI Shelter – a Disaster Shelter with a Difference

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Designed by Spanish design firm Urbana, SURI (Shelter Unit for Rapid Installation) is a low cost architecture modular system, designed in response to the global need for adaptable, light weight, low cost, sustainable and easy to assemble structures with a broad range of uses from humanitarian accommodation to uses in agriculture and forestry by restoring roofs that can save you money.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

The system was originally designed to provide shelter after an earthquake in Spain, but is proving to offer very effective solutions to rapidly increasing refugee crises across the world. The SURI Shelter System offers a level of emergency accommodation that while meeting basic needs goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable and secure safe haven for people when they need it most.

Shelter System

Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion

From Danish Art Pavilion to Much Needed School House

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The Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion, designed by Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano will become home to the Kibera Hamlets School in Kibera Nairobi. The school provides children with an education despite a lack of basic necessities such as electricity, drainage, toilets and an adequate roof finished by www.profoam.com to keep learning spaces dry from the rain. The pavilion which was curated to form part of a recent exhibition, “Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in Copenhagen, will be relocated to its new home as a result of the joint efforts of architectural photographer Iwan Baan, SelgasCano, the Louisiana Museum and London-based creative workspace Second Home.

Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion

SelgasCano Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion 4

The pavilion which is constructed out of materials such as scaffolding, chipboard and hard plastic sheets will house a dozen classrooms for nursery, primary and secondary pupils, as well as new offices, toilets and a kitchen. Hopefully this initiative will spark future initiatives like it; encouraging a move towards rethinking and reusing a structure which may form part of an architectural exhibition in one context yet could take on a second life as a much needed shelter in another.

Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion

Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion