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30 Jan, 2017

Better Shelter awarded Beazley Design of the Year

The Better Shelter team is happy and humbled to be awarded the Beazley Design of the Year prize. The shelter was up against many amazing creations and ideas and we were not sure we would stand a chance! So, thank you on behalf of the whole Better Shelter team and our partners, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and the IKEA Foundation. 

It is touching to witness peoples’ hard work towards their mission of improving the lives of others. We find it inspiring to see how design and technology is used in the most remarkable ways to make life safer and more comfortable for others, and to witness peoples’ fundamental will to support and help in solidarity with strangers.

Winning this prize encourages us to work even harder and to continue developing our product, until the day when it is no longer needed. With and for refugees.

Winners of the Beazley Design of the Year, Marta Terne (C) and Christian Gustafsson (L) of Better Shelter accepting their award from CEO of Beazley Andrew Horton at the Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum on January 26, 2017 in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for the Design Museum)

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Innovation in the field! LATRA Core Relief creative workshop in Kara Tepe Hospitality Centre, Lesvos, Greece. © LATRA

Better Shelter in Al Jamea’a Camp, Baghdad. © UNHCR/Sebastian Rich