Amatrice, Italy


Container emergency shelter



13-26-39 m2


Project Research



Politècnica de Catalunya


Many people in the world, for various reasons, must live for a certain period of their life in a temporary home. Nowadays, architecture world is not completely ready for this and there are not comfortable low-cost temporary homes.


Therefore living conditions, compared to a classic residential accommodation, are a lot below with no comfort and if this is extended to natural disasters, living conditions are worst. In recent years, the world of architecture has begun to think about solutions like Shigeru Ban with his humanitarian works.


This project tries to give an option to help people that are in these delicate stages of life. The ISO container can be used for housing modules and used worldwide.


Container 2.0 project uses recycled shipping containers transforming into temporary housing, a new life. Are containers modules that can be shipped around the world due to its standard size. Innovation is to insulate it at passivhaus levels to minimize energy demand and ensure comfortable living within homes. Compared to nowadays solutions, despite technologies such as triple glazing and sustainability materials, construction price is competitive and ensures a better quality of life than a classic housing container. 

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