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Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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This project resulted from a workshop held at the Safen Haven Orphanage in Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand in January 2009.  TYIN Architects invited 15 Norwegian architect students from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) to participate in the completion of a new library for the orphanage.

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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The concrete base of the library is cast on a bed of large rocks gathered on-site. Walls made of plastered concrete blocks cool the building during the day, while the open bamboo facade offers good ventilation. Iron and wood make up the solid frame construction and provide a comfortable floor for the children to play on.

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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The bookshelves run along the full height of the concrete walls, and the floor is left unfurnished to give room for different activities. The entrance creates a buffer between the outdoors and indoors and also divides the ground floor into a small computer area on one side and a larger library room on the other.

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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The new building offers the Safe Haven Orphanage a library and study area and is also a gathering space and is frequently used for play, games and crafts.

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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CREDITS

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Organizers: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand 
Project team

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Professors: Hans Skotte & Sami Rintala


Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Project team Students: Pasi Aalto. Jan Kristian Borgen, Mari Folven, Ragnhild Førde, Sunniva Vold Huus, Olav Fåsetbru Kildal, Lene M. N. Kværness, Oda Moen Møst, Ørjan Nyheim, Karoline Salomonsen, Anne Sandnes, Ola Sendstad, Kristoffer B. Thørud, Caroline Tjernås, Anders Sellevold Aaseth


Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Client: Safe Haven Orphanage

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Budget: 29.000 NOK (Approx. 4,650 USD)


Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Project year: January 2009


Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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Sponsors: Norsk Betongforening, Bygg uten grenser, Minera Norge, Spenncon, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)


Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN tegnestue Architects, Pasi Aalto · Library in Ban Tha Song Yang
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