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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 areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon 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.