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Lead DesignersHakan Gürsu
Prize(s)Gold in Design For Society / Designs for Social Impact, Silver in Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Rural Sustainable Design
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Natural disasters displaced 22 million people in 2013, which was 3 times more than war. It is vital to support the housing of the victims through sturdy temporary shelters. Emerged as a solution, Tentative is a smart compact post disaster shelter. The simple yet innovative disaster shelter is made of fiberglass shells and a durable weather resistant textile which is quilted sewed and consists thermally insulated perlite in between. It uses a roof that helps in collecting water and providing lighting and ventilation. For the floor, thermal insulating recyclable composite decks are used and heat loss is prevented with the legs keeping tent floor high above the ground. The collapsible tent is flat packed for easy transportation and is suitable for a variety of climates. It provides enough space for two adults and two children.


Awarded Designer Assoc.Prof.Dr.Hakan Gürsu has succeeded as an extraordinary illustrator, designer and intellectual internationally. He’s been honored in the world’s prestigious design competitions by winning over 210 design awards within 14 years. He contributed to several national and international organizations as a speaker on innovation, creative thinking, design, and R&D. Ranging from boats, toys, and furniture to electrical devices, his environmentally friendly and visionary projects are introducing unusual solutions to common problems. He continues to train design students at METU.