The Design Museum has announced the overall winner for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 – a flat-pack refugee shelter.

Better Shelter topped the overall list of nominees – as well as the architecture category - for its contribution towards the global issue of population displacement. 

Over 30,000 Better Shelters have been distributed and are already in use globally. The judges’ panel chose the flat-pack refugee shelter because it represents a scalable design that has the ability to make worldwide impact.

“Sadly, we have seen many instances recently where temporary shelter was necessary. Providing not only a design but secure manufacture as well as distribution makes this project relevant and even optimistic,” says awards judge Dr Jana Scholze, associate professor of Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University.

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