GRAFT co-founded Heimat2 with partners Comterra Care, Lepi Ventures, Bernstein Group and H.W. Pausch to provide dignified housing solutions for refugees in Germany that combine short and long term solutions from typical disaster relief programs. The objective is to build model residential villages that are socially inclusive and provide living environments of the best possible standard. Apart from long-term tasks, the immediate goal is to provide shelter and the perspective of a more permanent living situation. In close collaboration with well-known charity organizations, Heimat2 invented a holistic concept that offers excellent operators, communication on site and the opportunity to flexibly enlarge the residential villages or later re-use them for another purpose. The first building will be realized in 2016 in Berlin. Heimat2 is also working on other solutions on an international level.
GRAFT was founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, and Thomas Willemeit and operates internationally in the fields of urban development, architecture, and design. The hybrid office with further locations in Berlin and Beijing is characterized by its innovative and interdisciplinary design method and its futuristic design language.