Sheltainer, a housing project for hope and humanity
UAE-based architects Mouaz Abouzaid, Bassel Omara & Ahmed Hammad proposed this project as a housing solutions to solve Cairo‘s Cemetery housing phenomenon for low income families using shipping containers.
Sheltainer aims at targeting an important human aspect, solving a problem specifically for low-income families, students and refugees with simple yet accurate design for better humanity using shipping containers.
The concept is based on micro-housing solution, in order to provide a new hope for the people living amongst the dead in Cairo and focus onEgyptian life at cemeteries. The cemetery-housing phenomenon in Egypt is just one manifestation of the larger problem in Egypt. The micro-scale challenges were tackled by analyzing the simple human needs that can solve the crises of the 3rdworld countries.
After winning the 2ndprize in Future House: MICRO HOUSEand being highly commended in MEAA in 2017 & 2018, it is also the winner of the WAFx Ethics and Value and nominated in WAF “Future Project-Competition Entry” which highlights the value behind our goal.
Project name: Sheltainer | Where Humanity Meets Hope
Team: Mouaz Abouzaid, Bassel Omara, Ahmed Hammad
Project location: Cairo, Egypt
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 500,000 sq.m