Safe Haven Library

TYIN Architects

The Safe Haven Library is a library built using locally sourced concrete blocks, wood, and bamboo for the Safe Haven Orphanage.

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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 educational orphanage. In addition to providing a space for the children to do homework, the library also serves as a gathering space for 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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TYIN tegnestue Architects are the ones who designed and built this product, who have retired in 2019 and started a new studio.

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~ 3,278 USD (29000 NOK) Converted on July 2021

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Competitive designs include community centers or gathering spaces built with materials that are locally available and affordable, such as the Safe Space for Women & Girls designed by Rizvi Hassan.

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

Goal 4: Quality education

Goal 10: Reduced inequality

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

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Staff and children at the Safe Haven Orphanage.

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