panyaden school by 24H architecture, thailand panyaden school by 24H architecture, thailand
jan 08, 2013

panyaden school by 24H architecture, thailand

‘panyaden school’ by 24h architecture, chiang mai, thailandimage © ally taylor

 

 

the ‘panyaden school‘ located in the lush forests of chiang mai in northern thailand, educates its multicultural students through a fusion of buddhist principles and ecological sensitivity with a bilingual curriculum that not only teaches the classic subjects, but also touches on social and humanistic topics to help teach children how to live well-rounded happy lives. designed by dutch practice 24H architecture, the campus seems to be built under a group of enormous fallen leaves, made of natural locally sourced materials and labor that create an all around sustainable and comfortable low-impact facility. plentifully available bamboo rods of varying sizes are used for columns and make up the entire roof structure with a playful interweaving of structurally sound geometries anchored into large rock foundations in the ground. walls of compressed earth dotted with bottles delineate classrooms filled with natural light, with the large canopies hovering over all the rooms for a shaded, ventilated and comfortable learning environment. the organic shapes and material palette bring the children and teachers closer to nature in a tranquil atmosphere surrounded by rice fields. the premises is equipped to collect and recycle waste water, grow it’s own crop, and produce bio-gas.

entrance structureimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

the school in chiang mai received a grand award in the overall category, and a gold award for sustainable at the 2012 design for asia awards during the business of design week in hong kong.

 

other DFA grand award winners include interdisciplinary creative works on asa’s cultural creativity exhibition by FREEiMAGE DESIGN; raas jodhpur by lotus praxis initiative (additional coverage here); GXR camera by ricoh company ltd.; pacific place by heatherwick studio; daikanyama T-site by klein dytham architecture; palace hotel tokyo chapel by nomura co. ltd;

 

with DFA special award (technology, culture and sustainability) given to gardens by the bay by grant associates (additional coverage here); DFA special award for culture given to asia society hong kong centre – revitalization of the former explosives magazine by todd williams billie tsien architects; and DFA special award for sustainability given to soil cave house-transformation design for the farmers of west china by the environmental design association of china artists association.

entrance structureimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

campus structures connected by natural walkways and green areasimage © ally taylor

 

 

parking next to the schoolimage © ally taylor

 

 

gathering hallimage © ally taylor

 

 

image © ally taylor

 

 

image © ally taylor

 

 

swimming pool buildingsimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

image courtesy panyaden school

 

 

children’s playgroundimage © ally taylor

 

 

smaller children’s classrooms with glass facadeimage © ally taylor

 

 

recycled bottles dot the walls for sustainable lightingimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

older students’ classroomsimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

pivoting windows and doors allow ample ventilationimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

colorful glass facade shades by overhanging canopyimage © ally taylor

 

  

image courtesy panyaden school

 

 

meetingimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

bamboo tree columns anchored in large rocks support  image © ally taylor

 

 

image courtesy panyaden school

 

 

smaller reeds provide the substructure like joists for the wooden roof tilesimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

skylightimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

children’s classroomimage © ally taylor

 

 

image © ally taylor

 

 

nook in the wallimage © ally taylor

 

 

(left) bamboo canopy structure(right) column baseimages courtesy panyaden school

 

 

bird’s eye viewimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

older students’ classroomimage courtesy panyaden school

 

 

construction 1 of 5image © CLC construction

 

 

construction 2 of 5image © CLC construction

 

 

construction 3 of 5image © CLC construction

 

 

construction 4 of 5image © CLC construction

 

 

construction 5 of 5image © CLC construction

  • how beautiful!…

    ervin says:
  • Fantabulously magnificent!
    Looks so fragile. Hope the design can sustain a tropical typhoon. (thinking beach umbrellas).

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • Very nice! My children would love it!

    Marcello says:
  • Amazing effort

    Edgar Navarro design says:
  • amazing, definitely somethng to imitate in the mexican pacific ( same thopughts about typhoons!!jajaja, but here we call them hurricanes)

    mariano says:
  • it looks identical to work of Severiano Mario Porto and there’s no reference to him?!!

    http://www.archdaily.com.br/98384/feliz-aniversario-severiano-porto/

    Marco Aurelio Cunha says:
  • I don’t think it look like anything called identical.. this is way beyond conventional construction… good job, good commitment put on a good effort…. Im just thinking will the most concern that standout for sustainability be the maintenance? awesome anyway..

    red chasbulin says:

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