H&P architects constructs bamboo-supported toilet for school in rural vietnam
 

H&P architects constructs bamboo-supported toilet for school in rural vietnam

 

‘toiletation 2’ continues from H&P architect‘s project constructed back in 2014 which featured a bamboo-crafted structure containing a toilet and wash area. the scheme has been taken further, with the improvement of the amenities, increase in size, number of equipment, all the while focusing on a more holistic approach to achieve the standards of vietnam’s national ministry of health.

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H&P architects toigetation 2
all images © nguyen tien thanh 

 

 

 

sponsored by unicef vietnam, the project aims to meet the sanitation and washing needs for over 300 ta ma primary school pupils in ta ma commune – a commune in special difficulties and water scarcity in tuan giao district, dien bien province. H&P architects uses a similar design where the structure lightly touches the ground with a layer of vegatation on four sides. topped with a corrugated roof and held down by bamboo braces, each side is integrated with vegetation. this layer of greenery regulates the internal climate, encourages the growth of plants for food and distinguishes a boundary between inside and outside. the form is constructed using locally-sourced materials and utilizes simple construction methods that allows ease of maintenance in the future. furthermore, the scheme is powered by solar panels for electricity, whilst greywater is harvested for cleaning and gardening purposes.

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the toilet block sits on a parcel of land surrounded by crops

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the project aims to meet the sanitation and washing needs for over 300 ta ma primary school pupils

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the building was constructed with the assistance of local villagers

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the scheme’s thick layer of vegetation helps regulate its indoor climate

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despite its basic utilities, clean and functioning toilet facilities are scarce in this part of vietnam

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integrated solar panels produce energy, while greywater is harvested and reused

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trees and herbs complement the bamboo load bearing structure

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