SURI is a project that started as an easy to transport and assemble emergency shelter, with confort and habitability improvements, that finally has become a low cost architecture modular system.

achievements

  • TRANSITIONAL SHELTER

    SURI (Shelter Unit for Rapid Installation) Designed for global solutions with immediate results.

  • LOW COST

    Competitive price.

  • LOGISTICS

    Lightweight, resistant, easy to transport and assemble.

  • FLEXIBILITY

    Each unit can be joined from both directions, allowing clusters to be formed providing shelters of different dimensions to create any type of buildings within in camps.

  • LIVING / WORKING CONDITIONS

    Higrothermal comfort enhancement improving quality of life. Facades are breathable, waterproof and thermally and acoustically insulated. SURI offers solutions for extreme climates.

  • FILLABLE WALLS

    Reduced transport costs and difficulties, SURI was designed to be re-fillable once in its destination to reinforce its stability and protection. Local materials such as earth, debris, sand etc...

  • NATURAL LIGHTING & SOLAR PANELS

    The design has taken into consideration natural light regulated for optimum temperature and light intake within the shelter as well as providing sufficient energy for light and electricity.

  • RAINWATER COLLECTION

    A water collection system has been designed to direct the rainwater to a tank. After passing through a filter it is converted into drinking water.

  • 100% RECYCLABLE AND SUSTAINABLE

    It is based on “Cradle to Cradle design”, all materials are recyclable, reusable or biodegradable, making the unit environmentally friendly.

  • INTEGRATION

    The unit integrates into the landscape and promote social activities.

  • ANTI-MOSQUITO

    The walls are treated with a brand new product which is harmless to humans and provides protection against mosquito and other insects. This is essential to prevent serious diseases in camps located in tropical climes.

  • LIFE EXPECTANCY

    10 years, 100% UV protected.

assembly

  • Package content: 1 SURI Unit

  • Folded SURI unit

  • Unfolded SURI unit

  • Modular light prefabricated floor

  • Technical sockets

  • Artificial + natural light system

  • Roof with solar pannels and rainwater collection

  • Additional units assembly

  • Rear facade with toilet facilities and rainwater tank.

  • Main acces facade

  • Outer wall filled with earth, sand or debris to increase thermal isolation

transport

By containership

[ Emma Maersk ]

Total load:

  • 11.000 conatiners
  • 66.000 shelters
  • 330.000 Units
  • 33.000 tones

By plane

[ Antonov An-225 ]

Total load:

  • 170 shelters
  • 850 Units
  • 85 tones

Transport time: 1 day

By container

[ 40'' high cube ]

Total load:

  • 12 shelters
  • 60 Units
  • 6 tones

2 people

Total load:

  • 1 Unit
  • 2 Packs
  • 110 Kg

flexibility

SURI flexible unit

With SURI you can build wherever and whatever.

testings

The Structural Design Department at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, has tested the unit in order to comply with European regulations.

  • Loading distribution for the structural analysis

  • Compression stresses in junction

  • Distribution of compressive stresses

  • Maximum tension stresses in junction

  • Distribution of tension stresses

  • Wind loads distribution for a five-unit shelter

  • Bending moment diagram for the wind loading case

  • Axial forces diagram for wind loading

  • Structural model for a 6x4 moduli SURI

  • Effect of heating on the stiffness and strength tests of polyethylene bars

  • Effect of polyurethane foam in the temperature stability of polyethylene frame sections

  • Tension strength test of polyethylene bars

  • Burst test pressure of polyethylene bars

There is a SURI for every situation...
think about your SURI...

and rely on our technical team to help you find the best solution adapted to your needs.