Safe Haven Bathhouse

TYIN Architects

Built on an existing structure, the Safe Heaven Bathhouse is a new hygiene facility that is easier to clean, made from affordable materials, and is adaptive to local customs.

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The Safe Haven Bathhouse was designed by TYIN and built to accommodate the needs of the Safe Haven Orphanage, including toilets and laundry. In Thailand, small children are vulnerable to climatic and environmentally caused illnesses, making hygiene a primary concern in preventing diseases. With the help of local workers, the bathhouse was built in two weeks. It has an area for toilets, showering, washing clothes and a washing room. Buried pipes take away the sewage, which is dealt with on-site through the use of concrete tanks buried in the ground. The subterranean tanks, which are capable of handling large amounts of water, were selected with the heavy rainy season in mind. The floors are made of gravel and stones that drain the water and do not need much maintenance. The design is adapted to the local Karen culture and available materials.

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TYIN Tegnestue Architects, who have retired in 2019 and started a new studio.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

22,500 NOK (2,554.62 USD Converted on June 2021)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Competitive designs include affordable hygiene and toilet solutions, such as Easy Shelter, or solutions that can separate waste like the Dry-San Hygienic Rural Toilet.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

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Staff and children at the Safe Haven Orphanage.

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