The GHS Temporary Home consists of sandwich panels that can be assembled modularly into a house.
The GHS Temporary Home consists of sandwich panels that can be assembled modularly into a house.

The GHS Temporary Home is designed specifically for use in disaster areas and industrial camps and is for short term use. It consists of sandwich panels that can be assembled modularly into a house size of 16 to 32 m2. The construction material is a PUR foam with good thermal insulation properties. On the outside, the panels are protected from wind and weather by galvanized sheeting. 

‘When designing the houses, we paid particular attention to making them simple to erect with no need for tools,’ said Alexander Khinast, CEO of GHS. ‘This is extremely important for the predestined deployment areas of relief missions.’

Prefabricated parts

The design engineers developed a system that ensures assembly within just 40 minutes, and neither tools nor specific knowledge are required for erecting them on site, the company says.  All parts are supplied prefabricated. 

Production of the individually configurable house made of sandwich panels will begin in Upper Austria in March, and initial samples of the houses have already been ordered for the Red Crescent charity and the state railway company in Qatar.