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KwikPak Shelter

KwikPak Shelter

Construction and Engineering

Lebanon

Competition

Competition

Track

Track

Rank

Rank

Innovate For Refugees 2019

Ideas Track

Winner




Competition

Innovate For Refugees 2019: Ideas Track - Winner

Description

KwikPak Shelter is a ready-to-deploy emergency housing unit for refugees, vulnerable people forced to migrate, and communities caught in natural disaster zones and no longer able to cope or meet their basic shelter needs for survival. The shelter is designed to deploy or pack in 5 simple steps; requiring no tools or technical expertise. Its design simplicity and construction allow for its production almost anywhere in the world. The shelter is SPHERE compliant and utilizes materials for all-weather-conditions. It is also intended for multi-purpose applications: mobile clinics, on demand admin units, classrooms, etc.
The characteristics of the unit:
• Logistics: 12 units per 40ft container
• Foldable: 5 steps
• Modular
• Fire retardant
• Water repellent
• Raised from the ground
• No assembly required
• No tools needed
• all weather conditions
• Multi-purpose applications
• Optional solar power installation

Team members

Nadine El-Hayek / Architect