New typology for Dutch refugee centers
Since 2014 we have been working with Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers, COA, on different assignments for refugee housing. We find it a very rewarding job to work on projects to enhance the living circumstances of people in hardship. The general brief for refugee housing is relatively new. In The Netherlands (permanent) refugee centers only exist for 30 years now. In this period the base type for housing evolved somewhat, but we found there was still a lot to be gained on the level of the typology.