MORE THAN SHELTERS product innovation unit is specialized to bring together specialists from different disciplines to create, test and produce tailored-to-fit product solutions for the humanitarian context. In order to achieve better results than in traditional manufacturing we reverse the design cycle and put the users and their needs at center stage of the process. With design thinking, rapid prototyping and on-site design workshops and trainings we empower the people and the context to design the best possible product solution. Often we use modular and transformable product approaches, because we believe that products need to adapt to meet people´s needs and not that people need to adapt to one-size-fits-all solutions.
How do we build the best spaces for children, mothers, young adults and disabled people in crisis areas?
The DOMO Habitat System is the first fully modular shelter design concept for the humanitarian context. We recognized that we can not have a “one size fits all” approach if we want a shelter to adapt to various cultural and individual needs to help better families on the flight. This train of thought led us to create a comprehensive system that can be easily transported and assembled while still promoting a focus on comfort and customizability. The DOMO gives people the opportunity to be part of the design of the structure, providing relief organizations and families with the chance to create an environment that best suits their desires.
The DOMO is not a singular tent, it is one component in an adaptable system. It comes in a variation of materials and sizes. Entering the DOMO is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You walk in expecting to feel as though you are in a tent, instead you feel as if you’ve walked into a home. The space conveys the boundless potential contained within the structure. It can become whatever you want it to be.
The DOMO System has been tested and implemented in Nepal, Greece, Lesbos, Haiti, Turkey and Iraq being used as accommodations, child-friendly spaces, schools, nurseries, field hospitals or community centers.
How can we bring back safety, stability and humanity to traumatised people?
x-wash responsibility is an automated purification and decontamination facility for humans. In a world-wide unique and patented multi-stage process, people are washed and decontaminated while going through a container unit.
x-wash shall be used in regions of crises, f.e. international emergency accommodations to prevent the spread of pathogens and epidemics. Furthermore, x-wash is to decontaminate employees and population at chemical or pharmaceutical headquartersas well as for the cleaning and decontamination of the population in public places in case of accidents.
The process is completely automated: People will be moved and cleaned while standing on a conveyor which goes through a 20ft long unit loading device. This is to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the process. Users are people of every age and gender who are in an emergency situation.
Thanks to modern spray nozzles, x-wash uses less water than conventional manual decontamination systems. No special infrastructure is required: x-wash responsibility is mobile and autonomous and can be easily combined with existing water treatment plants and mini-power stations.
x-wash responsibility is an internationally patented technology from Germany. The concept aims a robust and safe system that is installed in a modified airfreight container. It can be transported by airplane, truck and ship. The goal is to start the installation of two persons within 30 minutes.