A preceding, scientifically mentored study involving citizens and stakeholders served as the basis for the concept of a refugee shelter on the premises of a former hospital. Structures that were not worth maintaining were torn down, the main building was partially gutted and rebuilt. The result is accommodation on two floors for refugees enjoying residence status. The lower floors house a community and neighbourhood centre comprising multi-functional seminar, training, and counselling rooms as well as a bistro.
The interior rooms were refurbished in a cost-sensitive way according to the sufficiency principle. The only partially treated surfaces allow previous uses to remain visible as traces.