A strong team through diversity and commitment

History

The story so far …

MORE THAN SHELTERS offers innovative architectural and design concepts for humanitarian needs. MORE THAN SHELTERS was founded in Hamburg in February 2012 and is made up of an interdisciplinary team of experts who create permanent homes for people in distress and give them the opportunity to actively co-create their future. We fosters innovative and inclusive solutions in order to reconceptualize the notion of refugee camps.

Our starting project was the development of the first modular emergency shelter system called DOMO. DOMO offers a space, which easily adapts to the needs of people who live in it – not the other way around. Together with the production partner Nordisk, the first series of DOMO has been available from early summer 2015.

Since early 2014 MORE THAN SHELTERS (invited by the former UNHCR-Camp Manager Kilian Kleinschmidt) has been involved in designing and facilitating the implementation of innovative solutions in one of the world’s biggest refugee camps, Za’atari in Northern Jordan.


Meet the Team


Daniel Kerber

Daniel Kerber

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Social Designer

Desi Yordanova

Desi Yordanova

Accounting & Operations
International Business Administrator

Joachim Müller

Joachim Müller

Financial & Strategic Advisor


Isabelle Poncette

Isabelle Poncette

Humanitarian Program Coordinator
Cultural Analyst

Franzi-klein

Franziska Priesemeister

Humanitarian Project Coordinator

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Mari Wahdat

Communications, Fundraising & Project Coordination


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FLORIAN STRENGE

Planner & Urban Designer

bjoern_lotter

BJÖRN LOTTER

Architect & Urban Designer

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STEPHANIE NICK

Architect & Urban Designer


Awards

BMW Foundation

Responsible Leaders Awards 2015
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

zumtobel

Zumtobel-Award 2014
Shortlisted in the international competition

Zeit

Weltverbesserer – 1. Prize
Award assigned by the ZEIT-Foundation 2014

Hamburg

Wettbewerb für nachhaltige Produktentwicklung Hamburg 2013
Hamburg based award for sustainable product development

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Werkstatt-N-Project 2013
Award assigned by the Sustainability Council of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Social Impact

Social Impact-Projekt 2012/13
Gewinner eines Stipendium, inkl. Preisgeldes, Coaching und Coworking-Nutzung

creative business cupRoskilde Festival Award Special Price at the “Global Creative Business Cup 2012”, Kopenhagen
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INNOTECH-Award 2012
Hamburg based award for innovative business models

kreativpiloten

Kultur- und Kreativpiloten Deutschland 2010/2011
German national award for outstanding entrepreneurs within the creative industries