Safe Haven Library

TYIN tegnestue Architects

The Safe Haven Library is an orphanage library building that uses concrete blocks, wood, and bamboo.

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The Safe Haven Library is located at Safe Haven Orphanage, Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand. The library was built in 2009 by TYIN tegnestue Architects in partnership with NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) during a workshop to respond the needs of the orphanage. TYIN invited 15 norwegian architecture students from NTNU to participate in the design and building processes. The library was built by the student group and local labor. The construction budget for the project was spent entirely at local markets.

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Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand

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~ 3400 USD (29000 NOK) Converted on May 2019

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Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

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