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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
30/03/2015

Production of IKEA shelters to begin

 
The modular dwellings for emergency situations that the Swedish company IKEA has developed in collaboration with the United Nations will soon be in production. The initial quantity is 10,000. Starting this summer, these prefabricated homes will be sent to UNHCR camps. Replacing the traditional tents of shelters to date, these temporary units are designed to address the basic living needs of five occupants. Made to have a thermal insulating effect and last over three years, the laminated polymer panels that form the modules are fixed to a metal frame of tubes, nodes, and tensors. Each shelter is packed in a 2.5 x 2 meter box and can be assembled in a matter of four hours.
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