Keywords:war, shelter, city, social architecture, post pandemic city, community
The reality that invades us, unpredictable and until yesterday seemingly improbable, proves that history continues to be written according to the same rules that seemed obsolete. From an anthropological point of view, looking at our lives, the pursuit of resources together with the lack of empathy and education is a generating mixture for conflicts.
The consequences of the immediate war neighborhood are being felt more and more strongly in the urban environment, through the influx of refugees who need shelter.
However, some of Romania's cities should soon solve the excess of existing shelter capacity. Initiating a strategy to establish the optimal process for shaping new poles dedicated to the construction of shelters will be able to prevent a possible major imbalance at urban, social, economic level.
The paper aims to formulate criteria for the integration within a city of optimal locations for temporary shelters for refugees, as well as the necessary stages of preparing the population for acceptance and involvement.
The originality of the study is due on the one hand to the previously unaddressed topic due to the unique moment we are in - end of the pandemic, beginning of the war, and on the other hand to the identified social peculiarities - people to whom the spaces are addressed: uprooted partial families, consisting only of children and women, traveling with or without pets.
It is the opportune moment that, in a multidisciplinary architectural-urbanistic vision, the city to explore its panacea capabilities, through an empathic approach.
war; shelter; city; social architecture; post pandemic city; community.
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