Paper House for Weather Test

Foto: Bianca Biernatec / Alexander Wolf

///Paper House for Weather Test

Emergency shelters made of paper could be an alternative to currently common tent solutions to provide people with a temporary place to stay during catastrophic events. A research team at Darmstadt Technical University developed a prototype constructed almost entirely of paper and erected it at the Lichtwiese Campus – to investigate whether structures made of paper materials can withstand wind and weather for several years and prove their worth as longer-term shelter. The project was and is supported by ZukunftBau and will continue for measurements and evaluation in the next years.

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