Rewatch the documentary about Maggie-program in Yezidi on the Belgian television! 


What is the Maggie shelter? A short video pitch.

What is Maggie Program NPO?

The Maggie program represents a comprehensive approach in 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.

After innovating the Maggie Shelter, DMOA architects today supports humanitarian actors through sharing building skills and new insights that lead to innovation. Through specific projects they introduce sustainability, circularity and ecology in a humanitarian building context by building solutions with Maggie shelters.


Why the Maggie shelter ?

The Maggie shelter is an infrastructure that looks like a tent but has the virtues of a fixed building. The design is based on 30 lifesaving criteria. It consists of an easy to assemble aluminium frame, wrapped in a double layer of canvas. 

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It takes only 2 days and 6 people to set up a Maggie of 100m2. Once sheltered, the walls and the roof can be filled with materials that are locally available, like insulation, sand, organic materials and even stray plastic with the help of the local community . It thus becomes a sustainable, adaptable, circular, insulated and upgradable building with a life-span of over 15 years. Some of its unique characteristics are shown in the drawing underneath.



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❤️1 september ❤️ ...

Maggie goes to Yezidi - updates from Iraq

Cool to see Panaga Organization for Education taking so much care for the Maggie school ❤️.
Thx @zirakhameed for the update 🙏

#maggiegoesto #yezidi #followup

MAGGIE GOES TO LEUVEN - project summary

Small impression of the pop up school we delivered last week to Sint Norbertus school, Heverlee. 360 m2 of highly insulated, sustainable and circular Maggie Shelters. 6 classrooms and a teacher space for the next 2 years during their renovation. The plug and play innovation made it possible to build with unskilled volunteers in less than 2 weeks, supervised by maggie-program. Each classroom is delivered with a heating (and cooling) pump, LED, power sockets, water and a waste drain.

2 years later the shelters will be shipped to Congo. They will be donated to a local NGO to serve as a school for disadvantaged children for 15 years to come.

Materials specific for our climate (heating pump, insulation, windows), will move to the next project or will be reused in the Belgian building market. No waste left behind.

Special thx to our partners Argex, @exie.2020 @veronaproramen Vermako Vervaeke @saintgobaingroup @andrecelisnv Stabilit, Tim Arnoys, VDL & VDM Electrics, @rexelbelgium @aliplast.aluminium @unilinpanels @juunoo_wall_system @dmoaarchitecten @kurtrondou

Drone footage: @maxim_lannaux

MGTL - last wall filing with Argex 💪💪 ...

MGTL - funny moments

As promised , Maxim the Blond God had the honour to work with the hose today. Pumping 60 m3 of Argex in the Maggie plint and floors today.
In two years we will recuperate the expanded clay pebbles and use them in gardening projects. Ecological and circular experiments = innovation.
Thx Argex for the partnership and support !

#maggiegoesto #leuven #CircularBuilding #innovation

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