ATM Hotel- A five star shelter for a cold Winter

ATM Hotel- A five star shelter for a cold Winter

Proposal/Official document

According to recent news, there are around 900 homeless in Lisbon. On winter’s coldest days, to sleep on the streets is to take the chance of suffering of hypothermia. Several entities seek to re-enforce the distribution of blankets and clothes, hot food and drinks, an effort that reveals to be insufficient. But, in the city, there are indoor spaces likely to be used by the homeless on the cold nights. Those spaces are the ATM booths. These money containers, during the night, have hardly any movement, are constantly warm and can represent an almost luxurious shelter for the homeless. Consequently, we’ve created a golden ATM Hotel to be developed in partnership with banks, allowing homeless to access the ATM indoor spaces.
The main goal of this project is to rise multiple questions regarding the homeless conditions and needs, the way we share space with these people evoking public and private space, and also the possibility to have institutional spaces playing more active social roles, even if only temporarily.


The homeless people

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Other Tools: ATM