DETAIL Prize 2012: Temporary Dormitories for CDC Nursery School
Nominated for DETAIL Prize 2012:
Temporary Dormitories for CDC Nursery School, Mae Sot, Thailand
Line Ramstad, Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier
The result of decades-long armed conflict in Myanmar was that refugees migrated to neighbouring Thailand every day. In Mae Sot, a city on the border of Thailand, many care facilities and educational establishments were created for the refugees. One of these centres is the Children Development Center, that accommodates more than 500 schoolchildren. Due to the acute shortage of space, the centre felt compelled to create new temporary and inexpensive accommodations for additional children of school age. The architects Line Ramstad, Albert Company Olmo and Jan Glasmeier therefore developed the prototype of a temporary form of accommodation that can be built with local materials inexpensively, easily and quickly and whose scale fits in with local features and restrictions. With the support of Luxembourg's embassy, the first four accommodation units were erected within four weeks. The buildings can each accommodate 25 schoolchildren and feature a large, open airy space on the inside. All the materials can be obtained locally, their application and how to use them are known, and they are therefore inexpensive. In the meantime, other organisations have decided to adopt the design of the temporary homes.
DETAIL Prize 2012: Online Reader Voting
The main prize – the DETAIL Prize 2012 – will be picked by an internationally renowned jury, while the winner of the Reader Prize will be chosen by the readers themselves in an online voting procedure specially set up for this purpose.