A home away from home | refugees housing | Thuis in de Stad
“Thuis in de Stad” (At home in the city) is a competition design for a prefabricated housing system for refugees in existing buildings. The project is based on the idea to reuse the enormous stock of empty office buildings in the Netherlands by stripping down their facades and adding plug-in housing units made with CLT prefabricated wooden panels, dismountable and recyclable. Those panels are adaptable for different type of buildings. An EPDM waterproof recyclable facade finish protects the wooden temporary units from weathering.