“Solar Cities” is a new approach to refugee camps, as future sustainable cities: it is an integration of the city of the future with a solar power plant. Roofs of the modular refugee houses function as reflectors to energise a so-called “solar power tower”, which generates green energy from the solar radiation.
International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018
First Award | Category: Urban Design
Architects: Sebastiaan Menger
Studio Name: Infrastructure Vision
Country: The Netherlands
The combination of self-sustaining green infrastructure and refugee housing realises positive urban environments of which inhabitants and host countries benefit from the green energy. At the same time, refugees are offered sustainable, dignifying housing to start their future lives.