Housing for refugees

There are various accommodation options for refugees in Germany, each of which has advantages and disadvantages. These include, for example:

  • Emergency accommodation in gymnasiums: quick provision in times of crisis, high capacities possible, not a long-term solution and tends to lack privacy.
  • Mobile accommodation in containers: flexible and quick to set up, can be expanded modularly, but can be expensive to maintain, often low quality of life. Integration into the community, more privacy, but limited availability and difficult coordination as well as reservations and fears.
  • Lightweight halls as residential complexes: quick provision, turnkey solutions possible, comprehensive solutions with new functional buildings can be realised, relatively limited privacy, temporary or permanent solution, minimum quality of life.

RÖDER offers flexible and quickly erectable lightweight halls as refugee accommodation. Our lightweight halls enable communities to react quickly to acute needs, as the production and construction times for the housing solutions are significantly shorter than for existing buildings that require extensive refurbishment or expansion. A residential complex with different functional buildings can be constructed within a few weeks.


Turnkey handover of the accommodation

Our lightweight halls are handed over ready to use. This means that all construction and installation work is completed and the halls are ready for immediate occupancy. RÖDER manages the entire project from planning to completion. Here we work closely with the local authority's planning office.


Complete basic equipment

The lightweight halls are fully equipped with

  • Furniture: Safety bunk beds, chairs, tables, lockers
  • Room equipment: Soundproof partition walls for more privacy
  • Technical equipment: Thermal roof tarpaulin and insulated façade for a pleasant indoor climate


Five constructions for one district

RÖDER installed five structures for several hundred refugees in the Wetterau district. The snow load-resistant halls each have a span of 10 metres and a length of 50 metres. Each hall can accommodate up to 14-18 residential units including common rooms. These residential units are separated from each other with soundproof partitions, which provides more privacy. A thermal roof tarpaulin and insulated façade ensure a pleasant indoor climate. The halls are intended to serve as a temporary solution for the first few weeks, with several refugees living together in one tent.

Technical details

Width: 10,00 m
Length: 50,00 m
Area: 500,00 m²
Side height: 2,40 m
Roof: Thermal roof tarpaulin
Facade: ISO sandwich panels 40 mm

From planning to turnkey handover

Consultation with the local authority's planning office: RÖDER works closely with the local authority's planning office to ensure that all requirements and specifications are met.

Assembly of the tent structure: The tent structure is assembled to the highest standards to ensure safety and stability. This includes anchoring with ground anchors and the installation of snow load-resistant structures.

Insulation and electrics: Our halls are equipped with modern insulation materials to create a pleasant indoor climate. The electrical installations are carried out in accordance with the latest safety standards.

Equipment and turnkey handover: The halls are fully equipped and ready for use. The turnkey handover includes all the necessary furniture and technical installations so that the halls can be used immediately.

Here you can find out how two residential solutions were created from a derelict barracks site by looking at a short series of pictures.


Reducing the CO2 footprint

The combination of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient construction methods significantly reduces the CO2 footprint of lightweight halls. For example, lightweight halls require less energy for production and operation. Lightweight buildings are built in the shortest possible time, minimising energy consumption during the construction phase. Less machinery and equipment is required, resulting in a lower CO2 footprint. Lightweight buildings are modular and can be extended or reduced in size or moved to another location as required. This reduces the need for new materials and construction work, which benefits the environment.