2017 / Design For Society / Designs for Social Impact / Professional

Shelter Pack

  • Prizes
    Silver in Design for Society/Designs for Social Impact
  • Company
    Designnobis, Turkey
  • Lead Designer
    Hakan Gursu
  • Design Team
    Designnobis Team
  • Project Link

Shelter Pack is a flat pack, easy to transport
shelter which is 12 square meter and easy to
assemble- can be built in just few hours. It
can sustain a family of four for months
following a disaster. Every unit features 4
single beds, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen,
and foldable dining table and storage spaces.
Since the system is out of touch with ground,
heat loss from the floor and blowing in wind
are avoided. With its angle adjustable legs,
system can be installed in sloping lands as
well.

The structure of the system is well-thought in
order to protect disaster stricken people from
climate of the area. Water spouts created on
the roof prevents rain load and water leakage,
while skylight provides receiving sunlight
overhead all day. With those water spouts, a
sum of rain water is collected and stored in
water tank to be used when there is a need.
Between the fiber walls, fire and waterproof
two different fabric surfaces and plywood in
between are used as heat insulating materials.
Provided by organizations or governmental
emergency management departments, sizes in 80
cm height, 4,5 meters length and 2,5 meters
width, 12 disaster shelter systems can be got
post disaster areas on a single standard semi-
trailer truck.

Photo Credit: Designnobis