What is Maggie Program NPO?
The Maggie program represents a comprehensive approach towards providing access to health, education and perspective for displaced and disadvantaged people worldwide, by offering European knowledge of building techniques and innovation.
The aim is to work through small-scale construction projects and bring innovative solutions to hard-to-reach or conflict areas. Originating from their Maggie shelter innovation, the Maggie Program forms the non-profit department of DMOA architects.
What is Maggie Shelter?
The Maggie shelter is a building that looks like a tent but has the virtues of a fixed structure, the design is based on 30 lifesaving criteria.
It consists of an easy to assemble aluminum frame, wrapped with a double layer of canvas. These walls and the roof can then be filled up with materials that are locally available, like insulation, sand, organic materials and even stray plastic. It thus becomes a sustainable, adaptable, insulated and upgradable solution with a life-span of over 15 years.