Refugee Housing Projects
In 2015, the German border was kept open, allowing nearly 900,000 refugees to enter, but in the first eleven months of 2016, only approximately one third of it arrived. However 300,000 refugees continue to live in initial reception centers and collective accommodation. All this only serves to highlight the extraordinary efforts of architects and urban planners, municipalities and federal states, construction companies and volunteers not only to offer the new arrivals a roof over their heads in an emergency situation, but also to provide suitable and sustainable accommodation for them in the long term.
The Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has been gathering projects for refugees and migrants that are already finished or still underway since October 2015.After the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice opened in the spring of 2016, we set ourselves the task of bringing all the projects that had already been submitted up to date.