2018

BAAN DOI
Center for Agriculture
Mae Sae, Thailand

category
Designed, Masterplan

Photo: Sandra Köstner

Students project blog

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 independant and to produce food for the comunity, 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.

In February 2019 earthworks were started at the site in Mae Sae.

Photos: Sandra Köstner

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

Consultants
Dominik Abbrederis, Pippa Buchanan, Gian Franco Noriega

Client
Baan Doi Home and Healing Center for Children

Sponsor
Karl Zünd Foundation