Humanitarian design

Architecture students build latticed-wood community centre in German refugee camp

Community Centre in the Refugee Camp Spinelli Mannheim, Germany by Design build

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern have built this wooden community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, which is fronted by a latticed screen. Read more

Norman Foster reveals vaulted Droneport prototype at Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Foster + Partners has unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its Droneport concept at the Arsenale, which is designed to transport medical supplies to remote regions in Africa using unmanned flying vehicles (+ slideshow). (more…)

“The architectural community cannot remain apathetic to Calais’ Jungle and the refugee crisis”


Opinion: last week, local authorities in Calais began destroying sections of the Jungle – the sprawling refugee and migrant camp that has become a symbol of Europe’s immigration crisis. It’s time that architects stepped in to help provide a solution that actually works, says architect Jeannie S Lee, who visited the camp with her London studio EVA. (more…)