Safe Haven Bathhouse


The Safe Heaven Bathhouse was designed by TYIN Architects for the Safe Haven Orphanage in Thailand. They built on top of an existing structure that was already in place.

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The Safe Haven Bathhouse was designed by TYIN and built to accommodate the needs of the Safe Haven Orphanage. In that climate, it is important for small children to be hygienic to prevent 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. 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.

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

22500NOK ($2,691.00 USD as of August 2018)

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The old bathhouse had concrete floors and was closed off and dark. It could have been rebuilt with different building materials.

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

Goal 6 and 11: Aims to offer a more affordable and sanitary building.

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Staff and children at the Safe Heaven Orphanage.

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