As the status of the accommodation has been changed, the furniture, worth €500,000, was pre-ordered, and is now to be replaced due to its incompliance with new standards. At first, it might seem that the difference between emergency shelter and proper permanent housing could, indeed, be big. But in fact, it is more about German bureaucracy, rather than significant changes in the interior of the containers.
According to the new standards, the 90-centimeter-wide and 1.90 meter-long beds are to be replaced by one-meter-wide and 2-meter-long beds (a difference of 10 cm!). Similar changes concern other "wrong items" including, mattresses, wardrobes and chairs.
All in all, 960 beds, 1,920 mattresses, 480 multi-purpose closets and 1,920 chairs are affected by the "furniture regulations". Some of them might be used in other reception centers, while others are likely to be stored in warehouses.