We develop and test prototypes in Africa and the Middle East.
The design team in Stockholm prototypes towards requirements developed with UNHCR to meet the needs in refugee camps. We include tough standards for resistance to extreme climates, safety, affordability and easy assembly. Together, we test the prototypes in Dollo Ado – a camp for Somali refugees in Ethiopia. Feedback from residents is very positive, while it also includes suggestions on areas that require further development. We gear up for mass production: the new Housing for All Foundation takes responsibility for the project, and the IKEA Foundation provides a grant to enable the industrialization of the shelter.