2018 – 2022

Centre for agriculture
Mae Sae, Thailand

Designed, Built, Masterplan

Photo: Paul Eis

The NGO Baan Doi is working with underprivileged children, orphans and kids from poor families, in the very north of Thailand. To be able to be more independent and to produce food for the community, an agriculture centre is going to be realized. The centre will include education-offers for elder kids from Baan Doi and will follow the principles of permaculture.
The 40.000m² building site has lately been used as a rice field. Over the next years several buildings for the farm, a community centre, a family house for administration and some guest houses are going to be built.

The project started with a research trip in September 2018. Six BASEhabitat students and two trainers went to the north of Thailand to get a first impression of the place. During winter term fifteen students developed a master plan and designed the 3 building complexes.

Earthworks were started at the site in Mae Sae in February 2019. The permaculture agriculture can already take place in small scale.
First period of construction of the family house: September 2019 – March 2020
Break due to COVID
Finishing of the family house: February – April 2022

Students’ project blog

Baan Doi Project Description

Family House elevation west / elevation south

Photos: Barbara Meisl

Photos: Paul Eis

Photo: Victoria Holzinger

Photo: Paul Eis

Photos: Sarah Beyer

Photo: Paul Eis

Photo: Paul Eis

Photo: Barbara Meisl

Photo: Paul Eis

Photo: Sigi Atteneder

Research and Design
Florian Dessl, Jitka Effenberger, Sascha Faulhaber, Huani Felinto, Valentina Hölzl, Stefanie Hueber, Patricia Jeglitsch, Marion Kohler, Sandra Köster, Johannes Meier, Ines Riess, Victoria Rognard, Alexandra Schartner, Jasmin Steinberg

Design supervision
Sigi Atteneder, Marlene Wagner, Barbara Kolb

Site management
Dominik Abbrederis, Florian Fend

Sandot Sukkaew, Thaweesak Inkaew, Günter Langergraber, Pippa Buchanan, Gian Franco Noriega, Greta Tresserra, Cris Sola

Students on site
Jitka Effenberger, Sascha Faulhaber, Huani Felinto, Patricia Jeglitsch, Marion Kohler, Sandra Köster, Johannes Meier, Jasmin Steinberg. Volunteers: Sarah Beyer, Gloria Hinterleitner (2019/20)
Paul Eis, Julia Erlinger, Victoria Holzinger (2022)

Baan Doi Home and Healing Center for Children

Karl Zünd Foundation, Hasberger Seitz & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Kindernothilfe Österreich