Library in Thailand

Ban Tha Song Yan, Thailand
Workshop w/ NTNU
Completed 12.-25.1.2009

In two weeks during 12.-25.1. 2009 fifteen NTNU Trondheim architect students designed and built a two storey library building for Safe Haven orphanage in Ban Tha Song Yan village near Burma border. The inhabitants of the orphanage are 42 Karen children of different age.
The task was to use local materials and building technics to create a building that would solve the problems of education in the orphanage the best possible way. At the same time, natural ventilation systems and sunshades were studied and introduced into the building.

natural lava stone from the site, concrete bricks, wood and bamboo.

Sami Rintala

Hans Skotte