Master of Architecture - University of Newcastle

Hayley Skelton

Tom Dufficy


Hayley Skelton


Currently, the average lifespan of refugee camps is 17 years, however we continue to provide temporary solutions to what is clearly a very permanent global condition.

The project lies as a critique of our mid-term humanitarian built response, and acknowledges the permanence of refugee settlements, proposing socially significant projects that contribute to the ongoing health and wellbeing of refugees, including that of a birthing centre.

The project juxtaposes the trauma and loss of life that rests along the growing periphery of the impermanent, by spreading its roots into the solid earth, symbolising the [re]birth of an undefined nation[ality].