How could a Flexible and Integrated Shelter Approach Sustain the Post-Disaster Recovery?

Caroline Henrotay, Wim Debacker, Anne Paduart, Niels De Temmerman, Hendrik Hendrickx, Marijke Mollaert, Willy De Wilde

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Abstract

The variety of contexts and the unpredictable character of post-disaster situations as well as the quickly evolving and divergent needs defining the different stages of the response stand for a serious challenge: post-disaster shelter solutions must be able to sustain these dynamics. A novel post-disaster shelter approach has been developed at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It relies on the conception of flexible and transformable shelter and construction systems. In order to investigate the feasibility of the presented concept, among other things, a real-scale prototype has been developed in cooperation with the Field Accommodation Unit of the Belgian Army.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCMS2009: Conference on Construction Material Stewardship - LIFECYCLE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS, SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS. Conference Proceedings
Pages41-46
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • Post-disaster shelter response
  • short-term versus long-term
  • process-based design
  • adaptation
  • transformation
  • up-grading
  • prototype testing

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