Schiavello was pleased to work with Geyer, one of Australia’s leading strategic design practices, to bring their design concept, WRAPPED, to life for the Emergency Shelter Exhibition in Melbourne.

The purpose of this unique humanitarian challenge was to engage leading Australian and international architects to propose emergency shelter concepts that could not only protect people from the rain, cold, and other elements in emergency situations but also provide a space to feel secure and comfortable in a disastrous environment.

The Schiavello design and engineering team worked closely with Geyer to develop their design for buildability, and assemble the materials machined on-premise by our manufacturing division.

Geyer’s concept, WRAPPED, provides a personal space to provide a sense of place and ownership: “An evolving cocoon protects and nurtures those affected by a disaster; providing support and comfort for displaced people. WRAPPED empowers inhabitants by providing them with the means to adapt their space for privacy, dignity and security, resulting in a unique architectural vernacular within the recovery zone.”

It was a highly collaborative effort between Geyer, Schiavello’s furniture, manufacturing, design and engineering divisions, as well as external suppliers of raw material, which yielded this fantastic result for exhibition visitors to enjoy.

Schiavello congratulates Geyer on the realisation of this unique contribution to The Emergency Shelter Exhibition.  The exhibition, featuring concepts from 10 different architecture firms, is on now through May 5, 2013, at Melbourne’s Federation Square.

Check out the video to learn more about how this concept was brought to life.