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Educational  |  Modular Green School for Burmese Refugee Children




Taak, Thailand



Design Competition

Greendwell has participated in an international design competition arranged by the Building Trust International – developing a green school for Burmese refugee children. For this project, our full g.r.i.d. approach (Green Research-Integrated Design) is fully utilized.

“Adaptive learning scape for sustainable children development”

The school is designed with the philosophy of hot and humid vernaculars starting from the siting, massing and orientation, spatial design, layers and materials to maximize shading impact.

Care is taken in material selection and construction method. Modular, durable and assemble/disassemble ability are emphasized for structure and roof whereas other elements are made from organic, local, and non-toxic materials to reduce non-renewable resource footprint. These materials can be acquired at local hardware store and the whole facility can be built in a short time by two people with basic construction skill and transported with general pick-up truck.

The project has received an honourable mention from the Building Trust International.

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