FBS - From Border to Home MFA

Housing refugees sustainably

Type: Competition entry / residential

Location: Finland

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.


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