"BED BY NIGHT", REFUGE FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN, 2002
PROFESSOR HAN SLAWIK ARCHITEKT, HANNOVER
The "Bed by night" campaign for Hanover's street kids was launched in 1996. The now completed emergency shelter consisting of clapped-out sea containers stands in a small park next to a former bunker. It proved possible to re-use the existing containers, which were repaired and integrated in a new two-story complex, together with additional modules. A timber frame with a flat roof and skylights was erected as a free-standing structure to enclose the nineteen containers. Han Slawik received repeated attention with projects dealing with the change of use and re-interpretation of containers.

Client: City of Hanover
Utilizable Space: 360 sqm
Building costs: 300.000 €