search
×
menu
MOVING school 002
Mae Ramat, Thailand
Written by:
follow
share on:mail linkcopy link to clipboardShare via LinkedInShare via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Facebook
A mobile, relocatable school building

image: public domain
i
Category:
education
Phase:
in use
Design:
Atelier COLE and Jan Glasmeier
Updated:
4 November 2014
introduction

After the success of the MOVING schools competition and the completion of MOVING School 001. Building Trust were approached to deliver a similar mobile school design for a second school community. New Road school in Mae Ramat 50km north of Mae Sot were desperately in need of a new school building with increasing numbers of pupils. With the assistance of Jan Glasmeier from Agora Architects and funding from an individual donor in Australia. Building Trust were able to deliver a second MOVING School, offering a safe, light learning environment for over 150 migrant and refugee children.

A vital part of MOVING school 002 was the key collaboration and partnership with the school committee which included teachers from New Road school and parents. Members of the local community were very happy to take vital hours out of their working day to help dig foundations for their new school building. The members worked with the Building Trust team to ensure to school design met the community and children's needs. It was very important that discussions amongst the committee were held on the lead up to the build ensuring all members were happy of the schools position on the site, the materials that were to be used and the size of the classrooms. It was due to this key partnership that the school has become a hub for the local community and is a building which the local community have ownership and pride in.

read more >
< read less
cultural and social context

It is very integral to the strength of the project that the local community including teachers and parents are consulted on the school design. In the construction of MOVINGschool 002 build parents, teachers and pupils were very keen to help build their new school classrooms.

A number of consulation sessions brought community members together to discuss key parts of the design and the build. Building Trust worked alongside Ironwood Studio, Jan Glasmeier and the local school committee to ensure the school design was exactly what New Road school needed in terms of size, function and design.

The cultural and social context of the project is more complicated than with most projects for when thinking about each of these areas one has to consider both local and migrant cultures both of which share similarities but also marked differences. The most important issue is identity and the need for Migrant communities to keep their own identity while also meeting requirements of the hosting communities. With any migrant/ refugee situation this is an incredibly sensitive area and for designers and architects adds to the complexity of consultation and contextualisation of designs.

Building Trust and local parents help to fit tyre foundations

image: public domain
i
Pupils help out during lunch

image: public domain
i
Children at New Road

image: public domain
i
read more >
< read less
materials and building techniques

A twin polycarbonate plastic material was kindly donated by Bayer Thailand to be used in the construction of the wall panels for MOVINGschool002. This material gives the internal classrooms a light, sun protected area which is perfect for the learning environment of the children.

Shera Board was used for the flooring, this material is a cementitious wood board which creates a strong, easy to clean floor surface.

The skeletal steel frame is designed for zero waste using uniform sized elements or divisions of standard lengths.

Twin polycarbonate and wood wall panels

image: public domain
i
read more >
< read less
image gallery
Consultation with teachers and parents

image: public domain
i
Site for MOVINGschool 002

image: public domain
i
Pupils help out on site

image: public domain
i
Parents help fit floor joists

image: public domain
i
Roof is fitted

image: public domain
i
Floor is fitted

image: public domain
i
Polycarbonate wall are fitted

image: public domain
i
technical drawings
MOVINGschool 002 Technical Drawing

image: public domain
i
Location
show earth plate boundarieshide earth plate boundaries
Explore more inspirations
Keyword:
community practice (101)
bamboo (57)
participation (93)
education (69)
low budget (60)
prev
  •  housing
    A Casa de Abuela Cuentacuentos
    Escobilla, Mexico
  •  meeting place
    Palomino, Building a Society.
    Palomino, Colombia
  •  urban planning
    Grameen Bank Housing Project
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  •  education
    Temporary Classrooms for Migrant Schools
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    Project Row Houses
    Houston, U.S.A.
  •  housing
    Casa Chuy
    Leon, Mexico
  •  meeting place
    Le 56 / Eco-interstice
    Paris, France
  •  infrastructure
    living root bridge
    Mawlynnong, India
  •  housing
    New Gourna Village
    Luxor, Egypt
  •  meeting place
    Forgotten Spaces; from Rust to Revival !
    Cairo, Egypt
  •  recreation & sport
    Vertical Gymnasium
    Caracas, Venezuela
  •  housing
    Pamoja Shell of Steel Housing
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  education
    METI school
    Rudrapur, Bangladesh
  •  education
    Kargyak Learning Center
    Kargayak, India
  •  education
    Kutamba AIDS Orphans School
    Bikongozo, Uganda
  •  urban planning
    Santo Community Development Plan
    Leogane, Haiti
  •  education
    Qinmo Village Project
    Huaiji, Guangdong Province, China
  •  housing
    Ciudadelas de Paz - Building for Peace
    Manaure, Cesar, Colombia
  •  recreation & sport
    Million Donkey Hotel
    Prata Sannita, Italy
  •  education
    P.S. 216 Edible Schoolyard
    New York , U.S.A.
  •  education
    Makoko Floating School
    Lagos, Nigeria
  •  infrastructure
    The Informal-formal Bridge
    San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina
  •  housing
    MUKWANO HOME
    Rakai, Uganda
  •  urban planning
    Kambimoto housing
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  health & sanitation
    Roche health center
    Roche, Tanzania
  •  housing
    House of Plenty
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
  •  infrastructure
    Taxi Rank
    Magagula Heights, Katlehong, South Africa
  •  education
    Play-doh : Early years education in rural India
    Bhiwandi, India
  •  health & sanitation
    Shanmen Public Bathhouse
    Tianshui Gansu, China
  •  housing
    Colón 36
    Castuera, Spain
  •  education
    Kwel Ka Baung school- phase II
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  housing
    Nqibikan Village Reconstruction
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  meeting place
    Community House & Conservation Garden - RED Dream project
    Ta Phin - Sapa, Vietnam
  •  meeting place
    R-Urban
    Colombes, France
  •  meeting place
    laTren - elNodo Participatory Cultural Center
    Saltillo, Mexico
  •  education
    College Mixte Le Bon Berger
    Montruis, Haiti
  •  meeting place
    Socio-Cultural Center
    Bobodioulasso , Burkina Faso
  •  education
    Kusikuna Eco-Active School
    Apote - Tiquipaya, Bolivia
  •  housing
    vrijburcht
    Amsterdam, IJburg, Netherlands
  •  meeting place
    Esperanza
    El Cabuyal, Ecuador
  •  health & sanitation
    COMMUNITY COOKER
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  education
    Bridge school
    Xiashi Village, China
  •  housing
    E.V.A. Self build eco-village
    Pescomaggiore, Italy
  •  education
    Silindokulhe Community Hall
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  •  housing
    Itakura Core House
    Momonoura, Japan
  •  health & sanitation
    BioCenter
    Kibera, Kenya
  •  housing
    Casalata
    Mindelo, Cape Verde
  •  meeting place
    Women's center
    Rufisque, Senegal
  •  health & sanitation
    Green (Rose) Toilet in Mukuru Slums, Nairobi
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  education
    Thon Mun Community Centre
    Takeo, Cambodia
  •  religion & memorial
    BAMBOO CHURCH
    yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  meeting place
    Chiwiñas Shadows
    El Alto, Bolivia
  •  education
    Fuji Kindergarten
    Tachikawa, Japan
  •  meeting place
    TibA'uwe
    Bom Jardim, Brazil
  •  education
    Library of Muyinga
    Muyinga, Burundi
  •  housing
    Incremental collective housing
    Neak Loeang, Cambodia
  •  meeting place
    Jabu Centre
    Siteki, Swaziland
  •  religion & memorial
    Pilgrim Route
    Jalisco, Mexico
  •  education
    MOVING school 001
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    Slovo Hall.
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  •  meeting place
    CASA ENSAMBLE CHACARÁ
    Pereira, Colombia
  •  education
    Incubadora Social ITESM-Bancomer
    Leon, Mexico
  •  meeting place
    Sidi Amor’s eco-village for arts and crafts
    Ariana, Tunisia
  •  education
    A Kindergarten in Ropi
    Ropi, Ethiopia
  •  education
    Gando Primary School
    Gando, Burkina Faso
  •  urban planning
    Reclaiming Community Commons through DIT Toolkit
    Chennai, India
  •  housing
    Sankofa House
    Abetenim, Ghana
  •  meeting place
    Making Space in Dalston
    London, United Kingdom
  •  education
    Silindokuhle Preschool
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  •  housing
    BAMBÚ SOCIAL
    El Rama, Nicaragua
  •  education
    MOVING school 003
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    LA CUADRA: Social Production of (In)formal Parks
    Cuenca, Ecuador
  •  education
    Habitat initiative cabo delgado
    Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
  •  housing
    Masoro Village Project
    Masoro, Rwanda
  •  housing
    Rehab for a resettlement area in Soc Trang
    Soc Trang, Vietnam
  •  education
    Tikau Village House
    Odisha, India
  •  education
    Pani community centre
    Rajarhat, Bangladesh
  •  education
    Luzira School
    Kampala, Uganda
  •  education
    The Yangri Hope Project
    Yangri Village, Nepal
  •  meeting place
    El Tr3bol de Ciudad de Cali
    Bogotá, Colombia
  •  education
    Senior Citizen’s Library
    Bhatpore Village Surat, India
  •  housing
    Granby Four Streets
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
  •  housing
    Rehabilitation of Thao
    Sun-moon lake, Taiwan
  •  housing
    Arquitectura en Altura
    El Alto, Bolivia
  •  housing
    Post-typhoon reconstruction
    Hsinchu, Taiwan
  •  meeting place
    Multipurpose Room COVEMV
    Morelia, Mexico
  •  education
    Plug+Play School
    Izmir + Torbali, Turkey
  •  education
    Sra Pou Vocational School
    Sra Pou, Cambodia
  •  emergency shelter
    Soe Ker Tie House
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  education
    EDAYA indigenous crafts and design school
    Baguio, Philippines
  •  meeting place
    House of Dreams
    Zhoushan village, China
  •  housing
    Rural Bayview Village
    Bayview, U.S.A.
  •  emergency shelter
    Living Tebogo
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  •  health & sanitation
    Safe Haven Bathhouse
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  education
    School by the Lagoon
    Maligakadu, Sri Lanka
  •  meeting place
    Tulou renovation
    Longyan City, Fujian, China
  •  meeting place
    Favela open library/ School of Favela Architecture
    Maceio, Brazil
  •  meeting place
    Custody House Of Memory
    Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
  •  education
    SAL Exhibition Pavilion/Learning by Making
    Ahmedabad, India
  •  education
    Majuli School / GENERATING RESILIENCE
    majuli, India
  •  education
    Maosi primary school
    Maosi, China
next