Student Patrick Roegiers makes cardboard bedroom for homeless people

graduation project Patrick Roegiers (c) Bart Rurenga

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On Saturday 10 November, an article about the graduation project of Patrick Roegiers was published in the Parool. For his graduation he built a cardboard house, wedged between two houses and three meters high, in which homeless people can stay overnight.

With his project he wants to bring the homeless problem in Amsterdam to the attention and show where in the city there is still space and resources to give this group a place in the city or to offer help. He previously set up the Dapperkitchen, where he cooked with 'waste' from the Dappermarkt for homeless people from the Oosterpark.

"I am convinced that certain basic needs have to be fulfilled to be mentally and physically strong enough to become independent," says Roegiers.

Read the full article
(in Dutch) in the Parool about the project of Patrick Roegiers who will soon graduate from the Master in Architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.