Cortex Shelter


Cortex Shelter is a housing solution that uses a rollable concrete fabric that hardens in place when hydrated.

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The Cortex Shelter is a self-built housing solution for emergency situations. The shelter combines a rollable concrete fabric technology and a metallic tube framing building system. The prototype module consists of a house of 24.9 m² (dimensions 11.5 m length, 3.6 m wide, and between 2.1 m and 2.95 m high) and the layout includes a multi-functional room (20.7 m²), toilet (2.07 m²), and shower area (2.07 m²).

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Refugees, IDPs, and low-income families living in slums

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