Prefab 21: The future of emergency housing

Multi-day event from Thu 18 March. Details below
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Deakin University, School of Architecture and Built Environment
John Hay Courtyard at Deakin Waterfront campus
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  • Thu 18 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Fri 19 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Sat 20 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Sun 21 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Mon 22 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Tue 23 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Wed 24 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Thu 25 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Fri 26 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Sat 27 March, 10am - 4pm
  • Sun 28 March, 10am - 4pm

Visitors to Geelong Design Week this weekend will have the rare opportunity to take a guided tour of a new prototype one-bedroom unit – similar to a tiny house – designed to provide comfortable and sustainable emergency housing in areas hit by natural disasters.

Known as Prefab21: Phoenix Response House, the prototype has been developed by academics and students at Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment in conjunction with Geelong company FormFlow.

The prototype utilises new prefabrication technologies developed by FormFlow and includes a living space, bedroom and bathroom in a space measuring just 4m by 10m.

The prototype is available for viewing daily from 18-29 March at the Deakin University Waterfront campus. Guided tours available on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Read more about the prototype HERE.

No bookings required.