Mobile Shower Unit for CHIPS Soup Kitchen & Women's Shelter
Mira is a mobile shower unit designed for CHIPS, a soup kitchen and women’s shelter in Brooklyn. The trailer is the first of its kind in New York City, it’ll be parked outside the shelter during soup kitchen hours all year round providing hot showers for the homeless population. Each retrofitted unit will cost $59,560, apportioning 2 shower stalls with ample dressing space. Design of the interior allows the unit to be easily cleanable and maintainable; the walls and furniture will be constructed out of vividly colored stainless steel, and the floor of the shower out of naturally anti-bacterial teak wood. During service hours, volunteers working for the shelter will distribute clean socks, toiletries, and towels. The trailer will be locked up overnight in a nearby church after hours.