Universal shelter design
Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź
Faculty of Industrial and Interior Design
prof. Mariusz Włodarczyk
This single‑use shelter is a form of first aid for the victims of natural disasters or military conflicts: it can protect them even in adverse weather conditions. It is built of six identical cardboard pillars linked by straps, forming a fan structure. The construction is wrapped with stretch film protecting it from rain. Inside, there is an insulated floor and pallet beds. From the outside, the shelter is stabilized by sacks with sand. One of the advantages of the building is that it can be quickly assembled and disassembled by two people. It can be packed in flat boxes and easily transported. The materials used to make it are cheap, widely available, and biodegradable. The jury evaluated highly the simplicity of the installation and the designer’s comprehensive take on the topic.