Inspired by the Indian Ocean earthquake tragedy in 2004 that kills 430 innocent lives, the Sanctuary is created. It is a solution created for future natural calamities. The Sanctuary is a compact and lightweight shelter that is made of DuPont Tyvek for it to be lightweight, moisture repelling, water, tear, chemical resistance, flexibility, opacity and highly recyclable, resistant to blood and water borne microbes. The whole shelter is made with a biodegradable potato starch wireframe structure, which will automatically springs into shape from its flat compressed state. The upper part of the shelter has a reflective painted “x” mark for easy recognition to rescue operators. The shelter includes a first aid kit, blanket, towel and a temporary sandal. In addition, it can easily be compressed and transfer to another location.
Source : IndustriStandard via Design21