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Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture

  • 01:00 - 15 September, 2009
Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture
Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture

Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > architecture +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ko Kut, Trat 23000, Thailand
  • Architects

    24H > architecture
  • Architects In Charge

    Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers
  • Collaborators

    Olav Bruin, Anne Laure Nolen
  • Local Architect

    Habita architects
  • Client

    Six Senses Bangkok
  • Program

    Auditorium/Cinema, Libary, Art room, Music room, Fashion room, Chill balcony and slide
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

From the architect. The 6 star hotel resort Soneva Kiri is located on Koh Kood, an island in the Gulf of Thailand. At this unique site, 24H-architecture designed a series of ecological icons to contribute to Six Senses' high ambitions in design and ecology. Most prominent is The Children Activity and Learning Centre, which will provide visiting children a wide range of entertaining activities as well as raise the level of ecological awareness with them. This Den provides an Auditorium/Cinema for films, lectures and plays, a library with books on permaculture and local traditions, an Art room, a Music room and Fashion room, thus giving children both creative and ecological education while playing.

The Den is located at a rocky slope close to the sea. With its Manta-ray inspired bamboo dome, perched in an elevated position so as to offer magnificent views, it seems to launch itself into the bay. The structure and roof are made from local Thai bamboo, thus contributing further to the ecological approach of the resort. The interior is made from local plantation River Red Gum wood and rattan structural elements for the inner domes.

Next to the Den, the site provides a sleeping pod for toddlers, and a toilet building as well as a cooking cave with vegetable garden for the children to prepare their own lunch with a special cook.

The design adopts all bioclimatic aspects to suits its humid tropical environment. The roof cantilevers up to 8m acting like a big umbrella providing shade and protection from the heavy rains. The open design with the translucent elevated rooftop and setback floors allow a natural airflow inside and the use of natural daylight, limiting the building’s energy consumption.

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Lexie · September 01, 2012

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cherbear · February 20, 2012

Looks like half a forest was cut down to construct this. It's interesting but I wouldn't call this ecologically sustainable.

Bolek · February 20, 2012

I'd emphasize the ecological aspect of the structure.

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I like the construction, but I have to say the photography leaves a lot to be desired.

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Andrew · February 22, 2010

Magical!

alexander · February 20, 2010

stunning internal spaces, i want to jump on those bean bags... but I'm disappointed it looks just like a manta ray in plan. Why!

REM · February 20, 2010

ALLES GOED

anouk · February 17, 2010

Well done 24h! (Olav fantastisch gedaan!!!)

Edwin Brouwer · February 11, 2010

Realy, realy fantastic !!!

orlando · December 19, 2009

the design is incredible but the most amazing is the model!!! how did they do it???

Joel · September 29, 2009

LOVE the kid play-place! If this were around when I was a kid, MOM would have never found me! Amazing architectural wooden structure. Where are all the elves that are responsible for this one? No matter! You and I will never know.

Pete · September 28, 2009

It looks like a wooden spaceship.

Becky · September 23, 2009

Absolutely stunning, it's like an inventors studio. Very inspirational structure that is an ideal to stimulate the childrens minds

k cheng · December 10, 2011 09:22 PM

It‘s amazing?What a pity I just see it?The architect have really made something on material. You are the only one who have a photo in this page, beautiful~

Scott · September 18, 2009

I love the tactile quality of the design. It would be wonderful if we could have more fun architecture like this for adults.

The structure is incredible! Anyone know how to make a model like that?

someonefromtheeast · September 18, 2009

amazing ...congratulatios, nice work

Lite · September 17, 2009

Very nice!
Great project, nicely done, beautiful atmosphere!
Congratulations!

Emerson Gámez B. · September 17, 2009

hermoso. El material con el que se construyó esta obra es el bambú, en colombia le llamamos guadua, SIMON VELEZ es el máximo representante de la construcción con este material en colombia. puedes ver su obra.

ken · September 17, 2009

very creative blend very well with the surrounding

titisnurabadi · September 16, 2009

lets evoke our local architecture!,wrapped in a new way. i like this.., two thumbs up!

oscar falcón lara · September 16, 2009

I would have loved a place like this for myself when I was younger (OK, I would love one for myself right now)... the first thing I thought when I saw it: it looks like the little flying submarine from "voyage to the bottom of the sea", then I read it is inspired by Manta Rays, same as the sub in the TV show. Love it.

julladit · September 16, 2009

?????? ????

yi · September 16, 2009

Ph?pubescens?

quention · September 16, 2009

Woo,???!

Scott · September 18, 2009 11:24 PM

I love your enthusiasm ;)

cc_juan · September 16, 2009

nice.... I like the atmosphere..... especially in interior part.

NIM · September 16, 2009

It's very interesting piece of architecture, well crafted and seemingly built with love. Similar to something from a fantasy story, it does fulfill my imagination and dream. Only it's a pity that this architecture created in an ecological name probably serves only an exclusive group of rich children and perhaps none of them are locals.

do · February 20, 2012 10:14 PM

yes, that was my small bitter taste, too. I wish there would be a lot of locally oriented eco centres like this one, accessible for all groups of children around the globe

LeRone · September 16, 2009

I love it

nischal · September 16, 2009

great work.. congratulatios

titi · September 15, 2009

original??? shigeru ban style...
Bur really nice, though...

bao · September 15, 2009 11:56 PM

shigeru ban style?? what does that even mean?
that they used wood? that the structure looks lightweight? organic form??? since when did shigeru ban OWN any of those?

StructureHub Blog · September 15, 2009

Stunningly "organic," modern, and vernacular all at once. Wonderfully intimate, human, scale too.

robert · September 15, 2009

100% originality
great example of wood arch.

ghar · September 15, 2009

Fairy tale space created in real world, beautiful and thought provoking design.

Blark · September 15, 2009

I love this! Its like Flight of the Navigator meets Peter Pan.

GoP · September 15, 2009

Nice example what architecture for children can look like!

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