TYIN tegnestue wins 2012 European Prize for Architecture

Cassia Coop Training Centre / Architects © Pasi Aalto

Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, principals of the architecture cooperative TYIN tegnestue Architects in Trondheim, Norway, have been named as this year’s winners of The . The young Norwegian architects were honored for their humanitarian work designing and building with community participation in poor and underdeveloped areas in Africa and Asia.

Annually presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is awarded to influential European architects “who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture”.

Continue reading for more information and a sample of TYIN tegnestue Architects’ work.

Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue Architects
Location: Sungai Penuh, Kerinchi, Sumatra,
Design Team: Gjermund Wibe, Morten Staubo, Therese Jonassen,Kasama Yamtree, Andreas Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Pasi Aalto, Zifeng Wei, Wenzel Prokosch

AD Round Up: TYIN tegnestue

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TYIN was established in 2008 and has built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of , Uganda, Sumatra and Norway. Solutions to fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose, an architecture that follows necessity.
For today’s Round Up we have five great projects previously featured of this Norwegian architects. The main image belongs to Soe Ker Tie House, 6 sleeping units as a solution to shelter 24 children of an orphanage in Noh Bo. You can’t miss one of the winners of 2009 AD Building of the Year, the Safe Haven Library or the Bath House also in Safe Haven, both with a budget under the 5000(USD). Check out Old Market Library, TYIN’s proposal after the market fire. Finally, revisit the amazing Boathouse in More og Romsdal, Norway.

Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

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Architects: TYIN TegnestueArchitects 
Location: Klong Toey Lock 1-2-3, ,
Client: Klong Toey Community
Sponsors: Link Arkitektur & Ratio Arkitekter
Cost: 35,000 NOK / 4,500 EUR
Contruction Period: February 2011 – March 2011
Area: 91 sqm
Built by: TYIN tegnestue with students and community
Architects: Kasama Yamtree, Andreas Grntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Jeanne-Francoise Fischer, Karoline Markus, Madeleine Johander, Paul la Tourelle, Nadia Mller, Wijitbusaba Marome
Photographs: TYIN Tegnestue Architects

   

Boathouse / TYIN tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN tegnestue
Location: More og Romsdal,
Project Area: 2011
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries / Young Architects in Florence

Courtesy of GGAF and Salvatore Spataro

NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries, edited by Salvatore Spataro with GGAF (Young Architects of Florence).  The book points out the real NEEDS of users, particularly the necessity to make structures which could satisfy them, facing up to lack of economic and technological resources. The sixteen works collected in this volume express a clear idea about the developing project of that belongs within the community within which it is situated. Each project is a reflection of architecture that does not impose organizing models extraneous to the local culture and does not flatten itself on the existent reality.

Scroll through images from the exhibition after the break!

Build Somewhere Else: TYIN + Anna Heringer

After Rudy Ricciotti, Patrick Bouchain, Lacaton and Vassal, Luca Merlini and Lefèvre and Aubert, the villa Noailles pursues its exploration of universe of committed architects. From February 14th till March 28th, 2010, will be presented the projects and the realizations of two teams of architects: the TYIN association (see their projects in ArchDaily here) created by two young Norwegian architects, Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, and those of German architect Anna Heringer (see her project in ArchDaily here).

“Build Somewhere Else”, because this exhibition shows projects conceived by people “here”, in Europe, for people “over there”, in Africa or in Asia. Over there, where the term «shelter» takes back its first sense: In Africa and in Asia, with the students Norwegian architects of TYIN, who created a humanitarian organization to build houses of orphan teenagers, libraries of village and public baths, with the local population and within environmental protection conditions. In Africa and in Bengladesh, with a young German architect, who has reinterpreted the ancients constructiv systems.

The exhibition will take place at the Villa Noailles, Hyeres, .

Building of the Year 2009, Museums & Libraries: Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang,
Project team Professors: Hans Skotte & Sami Rintala
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
Client: Safe Haven Orphanage
Budget: 29.000 NOK (Approx. 4,650 USD)
Project year: January 2009
Sponsors: Norsk Betongforening, Bygg uten grenser, Minera Norge, Spenncon, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

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Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
Project team Professors: Hans Skotte &
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
Client: Safe Haven Orphanage
Budget: 29.000 NOK (Approx. 4,650 USD)
Project year: January 2009
Sponsors: Norsk Betongforening, Bygg uten grenser, Minera Norge, Spenncon, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

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Safe Haven Bath house / TYIN Tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang,
Project team: Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad
Client: Safe Haven Orphanage
Budget: 22.500 NOK (Approx. 3,300 USD)
Project year: January 2009
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

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Old Market Library / TYIN Tegnestue

Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Min Buri,
Collaborator: CASE Studio Architects
Project team: Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Erlend Bauck Sole
Client: Old Market Community
Project: Community house
Cost: 27,000 NOK
Project year: March 2009 – May 2009
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Soe Ker Tie House / TYIN Tegnestue

Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Noh Bo, Tak,
Project team: Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Line Ramstad, Erlend Bauck Sole
Client: Ole Jørgen Edna
Program: 6 sleeping units
Budget: 68.000 NOK (Approx. 10.000 USD)
Project year: November 2008 – February 2009
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

is a non-profit organization working humanitarian through architecture. TYIN is run by five architect students from NTNU and the projects are financed by more than 60 Norwegian companies, as well as private contributions.

Through the course of the last year TYIN has worked with planning and constructing small scale projects in Thailand. We aim to build strategic projects that can improve the lives for people in difficult situations. Through extensive collaboration with locals, and mutual learning, we hope that our projects can have an impact beyond the physical structures.