The AZC has 63 new, energy-neutral homes
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Frisian village of Burgum (Gemeente Tytsjerksteradeel) will welcome the first residents at its refurbished Asylum Seekers Centre in the coming weeks, with the complex now boasting 63 new, energy-efficient houses.
Mayor Jeroen Gebben, and head of the central Asylum Seekers body the COA opened the new AZC with centre manager Miranda Bakker on Wednesday.
“It was completely unfit for purpose”, said Bakker, “it was actually homes made from old barracks, and now we can provide comfortable housing for new people in the refurbished buildings.”
As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, the new properties are well-isolated, energy efficient, and stylish. “That’s important, because one building can have more than one family living in it”, says Bakker.
The AZC in Burgum can now accommodate up to 600 people, and the extra capacity has come just in time, with humanitarian refugees from Afghanistan needing accommodation across the Netherlands in the coming weeks.