Old Market Library
Location: Min Buri, Bangkok, Thailand
Client: Old Market Community
Project: Community Centre/Library
Cost: 27.000,- NOK / 4.500 USD
Building period: March 2009–May 2009
Built by: TYIN tegnestue/Local Community
Collaborator: CASE Studio Architects
The commercial centre of the Min Buri Market disappeared due to a fire in the late nineties. The community has diminished from a lively origo into a slum-like area. For this project to be successful it was important to involve the inhabitants actively throughout the whole process, from inception to completion. The refurbishment was a demonstration of what can be achieved by the inhabitants themselves, through own initiative, using local inexpensive materials and their own knowledge. …read more about the project.