Children's Library in the Jungle

architects TYIN tegnestue
project Safe Haven Library, Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
written by Sami Rintala


The students of TYIN Tegnestue, now already architects, spent the autumn of 2008 in Thailand near the border with Burma looking for a suitable project with assistance from local NGOs. Finally they met Mrs Tasanee, the leader of Safe Haven Orphanage. This institution is her life’s work, offering a home for a growing number of war orphans resulting from the ongoing violent suppression of the Karen minority in Burma.