The modular Better Shelter is made from recyclable plastic, comprises only 68 components, and can be assembled in as few as four hours
A flat-pack refugee shelter designed by Swedish furniture giant IKEA has won an award at the Beazley design competition.
The ready-to-assemble shelter was created by the Swedish furniture giant in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
It beat the new Tate Modern Switch House and the artwork on the cover David Bowie’s last album.
The Beazley Design Awards recognise the most original and exciting designs from around the world in six different categories, which include architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, products and transport.
It also won the prize for 2016 architecture design of the year.
The structure was designed in 2015 to “improve the lives of persons displaced by armed conflicts and natural disasters” according to the United Nations refugee agency and the not-for-profit Ikea Foundation.