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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = barracks
A building built to house military personnel or laborers Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Area building=yes.png
Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use

A building constructed as a barracks. Wikipedia defines barracks as "a group of long buildings built to house military personnel or laborers."

Note also that architectural differences to building=dormitory may be tiny or nonexistent.