Space & Community

The uppermost floor of the converted factory comprises 34 rooms, fit to host families of up to 6-8 individuals, allowing for a capacity of about 200 residents. As families come and go, entering from other camps and departing toward countries of final asylum, the population of the site fluctuates between about 100 residents at launch, to a maximum of about 200 reached in late October 2016. 


As important as the individual living spaces are the communal areas. The residential floor includes: two classrooms that provide full-time education to minors in the morning and a space for adult education and recreational activities in the evening, a food distribution point, a communal kitchen with 12 cooking stations, a tea lounge with Arabic language satellite TV, a full-time clinic, and a space for psychosocial support services. On the mezzanine floor below there is a third classroom for the children in the morning that serves as a women's space for the rest of the day.

Other spaces and facilities include the reception at the ground floor entrance. The reception desk functions as an information point from which information is disseminated and where residents ask questions, make requests, or lodge complaints. On the grounds of the building, there is a basketball court, barbecue area, a 300 sq. meter activity tent, playground, and an olive grove.