Asylum | Design Prototype Refuge Shelter

SAVE Asylum | Design Prototype Refuge Shelter

Last Submission Date: January 18, 2022

Last Registration Date: January 17, 2022

Language: English

Country: International

Prizes: 24,000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Brief: The “Asylum” aim of this challenge is to create a compact temporary shelter that can be prototyped, multiplied, and is portable; which will provide them with a shelter that’ll help them have a temporary refuge anywhere.

In these deteriorating conditions in terms of shelter, health, and safety of these refugees; there is a need for an architectural intervention that would provide them with a solution that will assure them temporary relief.

The design has to be a temporary structure that has to be compact enough to fit in a small space and should be portable enough for them to shift to places.

The multiplicability of this design is important in terms of the scale of people it has to serve.


  • Agile:The structure must be easy to install and dismantle, as it is transported at multiple locations.
  • Modular:The design must be modular and compact with a smaller built footprint.
  • Economical:The design must promote local material use and techniques so that the production of the module in larger numbers is economical.
  • Comfort:The ultimate goal is to create a comfortable and convenient environment for refugees.
  • Upgradable:The design must be functional and flexible enough for people to adapt it to additional uses in the future.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: January 17, 2022
Submission Deadline: January 18, 2022
Winner Announcement: March 17, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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