2009, 2day, Anders Sellevold Aaseth, Anne Sandnes, Ørjan Nyheim, Bamboo, Ban Tha Song Yang, Caroline Tjernås, Change, Children, Computer, Concrete, Culture, Design, Energy, Evolution, Good, Humanitarian, Inspiration, Internet, Karoline Salomonsen, Kristoffer B. Thørud, Language, Lene M. N. Kværness, Library, life, LoVe, Mari Folven, NTNU, Oda Moen Møst, Ola Sendstad, Olav Fåsetbru Kildal, Opportunity, Pasi Aalto. Jan Kristian Borgen, Passion, Philanthropy, Progressive, Ragnhild Førde, Read, Reality, Safe Haven Orphanage, Sunniva Vold Huus, Thailand, Visionary
Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
Client: Safe Haven Orphanage
Budget: 29.000 NOK (Approx. 4,650 USD)
Project year: Jan 2009
Concrete base of library is cast on a bed of large rocks gathered on-site. Walls made of plastered concrete blocks cools the building during the day, while open bamboo facade gives ventilation. Iron wood makes up the solid frame construction & serves as comfortable floor 4 lounging/seating. Bookshelves run along concrete walls in their full height, & the floor is left unfurnished 2 give room 4 different activities. The entrance, creates a buffer between indoor/outdoor & divides the ground floor into a small computer area on 1 side & a larger library room on the other.
In the library the children at Safe Haven Orphanage now have a space 2 do homework, use a computer w/internet & read books written in different languages. The new building has also attained the important role of a gathering space of learning.
That NTNU, as an educational institution, contributes 2 workshops like this is of great importance. It creates a unique opportunity 4 young, skilled students 2 engage real problems & contribute on a world scale.