SAF12 Exhibition - SHELTER - Relief Housing for communities devastated by disaster

By Architecture Insights

Oct. 28, 2012 - Oct. 29, 2012

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Martin Place, Cnr of Castlereagh and Pitt Streets SYDNEY

SHELTER - Relief Housing

SHELTER : Relief housing to rebuild communities after disaster, is an event fundamentally focused beyond our boundaries, on the humanitarian cause of rebuilding communities devastated + displaced by disaster in the poorer, 3rd world regions of the world; Regions like Asia, Africa and South America.

The event will span over 2 days:

The 1st day will be the erection of the relief shelter.

The 2nd day will display the shelter, allowing interested members of the public to visit the shelter to understand the qualities a relief shelter has and can provide those in need. SHELTER will be dismantled at the end of this day.

The erection and dismantling of this flat packed, “IKEA” like, light weight, panelised house is fundamental to the proposition of what it is. It is relief shelter that will need to be installed quickly by unskilled people (typically local villagers in relief situations/by architects in the Festival event), lived in, and when finished with, dismantled as quickly as it went up, ready to be deployed to the next disaster zone. 

This would be a typical event for a shelter, compressed into 2 days of the Sydney Architecture Festival.


Free, no bookings


Australian Institute of Architects