School for Burma-border school (shortlisted)

The Border School, made entirely our of bamboo, is intended to provide teaching accommodation for children of migrant families in Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand, close to the border of Burma.  The land on which the school is situated is leased as migrant teachers and students cannot legally own it. As such, landlords may take over the land together with any buildings on it at anytime. As such, the school is designed as a modular portable school that can be easily dismantled and re-assembled on another possible site.

Client: Building Trust International UK

Project Date: 2012

Location: Mae Sot, Thailand

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