Type of residents
Number of residents
30 double modules (4 residents / module unit)
Construction costs (Euro/m²)
Modular prefabricated elements: Concrete (slab assembly)
Living space per person (m²/person)
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Görgen, Hachmeister
State of Rheinland-Palatinate
End-to-end design/build: Hachmeister, Andernach
The plans for 15-square-meter living containers made of prefabricated concrete components were first developed for use abroad. With the addition of the necessary insulation and heating, they can now be used in Germany.
Thanks to the concrete, the buildings can be placed close to each other without incurring fire-safety concerns. The concrete’s high heat retention and the added thermal insulation means that an infrared heating element on the ceiling entirely suffices for temperature control. The ten-centimeter concrete elements can also be cast without reinforcement on a concrete slab with two-by-fours to serve as partitioning. Therefore, the shelter can also be produced onsite in crisis areas and developing nations.
One building weighs a total of 22 tons and consists of six individual concrete elements, which can be offloaded from a truck with a car crane.6–8 people can reside in a finished living container.
(Excerpt from project description)