FBS - From Border to Home MFA
Housing refugees sustainably
Type: Competition entry / residential
Year: Competition 2015
International Competition by Museum of Finnish Architecture
Honorary mention in the competition
curated for La Biennale di Venezia 2016
FBS combines the challenge of accommodating and integrating the growing numbers of asylum-seekers, with a sustainable solution for the aging school building network: Municipalities will be funded to supply new schools as temporary housing for asylum-seekers.
Afterwards these flexible units will be converted into their primary purpose. This principle can also be applied to other building types.
Subvention encourages builders to invest. Excellent education facilities help in learning the language and vocational skills. Central location will give asylum-seekers opportunities for interaction and access to libraries and other services.