Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue

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Ban Tha Song Yang, Myanmar

In January 2009 TYIN invited 15 norwegian architect students from NTNU to participate in a workshop at the Safe Haven Orphanage. The workshop was led by Associate Professor Hans Skotte and architect Sami Rintala. The most immediate needs at the orphanage was a library and a new sanitary building. TYIN worked on a bathhouse, together with the Karen workers from Noh Bo, while the workshop participants put their efforts into the library.

Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue - Beam

The concrete base of the 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 the open bamboo facade gives a good ventilation. Iron wood makes up the solid frame construction and serves as comfortable floor for the children to play on.

Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue - Forest

The bookshelves run along the concrete walls in their full height, and the floor is left unfurnished to give room for different activities. The entrance, creates a comfortable buffer between the outdoors and indoors and divides the ground floor into a small computer area on one side and a larger library room on the other.

Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue - Beam

The most important thing to Tasanee is that her children are provided food and education. In the library the children at Safe Haven Orphanage now have a space to do homework, use a computer with internet and read books written in different languages. The new building has also attained the important role of a gathering space and is frequently used for play, games and crafts.

Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue - Shelving

That NTNU, as an educational institution, contributes to workshops like this is of great importance. It creates a unique opportunity for young, skilled students to engage real problems and make decisions with real consequences.

Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue - Shelving

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Address:Ban Tha Song Yang 63150, Burma

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Cite: "Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue" 03 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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