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Architects: RKW Architektur +

Location: Essen, Germany

Area: 4.210 m2

Year: 2018

Photography: Marcus Pietrek

Shelter for Homeless: A Modular Concept

In Essen (Germany) the last two blocks of a homeless shelter were handed over to the users in 2018. The three clearly structured, parallel buildings characterised by exposed concrete and sky-blue glazed bricks are the result of an invitation to tender issued by the City of Essen.

What was sought were new buildings for a homeless shelter for 119 people, as well as office space for 2 social workers and 2 housing administrators. RKW Architektur + won the public tender with its modular concept. Despite or precisely because of the tight budget, the architects were able to deliver a complex of noticeable architectural quality.

Architects: RKW Architektur +

Location: Essen, Germany

Area: 4.210 m2

Year: 2018

Photography: Marcus Pietrek

urbanNext (April 14, 2024) Shelter for Homeless: A Modular Concept. Retrieved from https://urbannext.net/shelter-for-homeless/.
Shelter for Homeless: A Modular Concept.” urbanNext – April 14, 2024, https://urbannext.net/shelter-for-homeless/
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Shelter for Homeless: A Modular Concept.” urbanNext [Online]. Available: https://urbannext.net/shelter-for-homeless/. [Accessed: April 14, 2024]

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