Panyaden School, Thailand
Located south of the city of Chiang Mai, this 5,000 m2 primary school consists of an informal arrangement of pavilions, organized along pathways inspired by the shape of the tropical antler horn fern. The entire school has been built from local earth and local bamboo that has been naturally treated to withstand the elements. Organic vegetables and rice will be grown on school property. Environmentally friendly waste water treatment and food waste recycling producing organic fertilizers and biogas for cooking, round up the picture of an environmentally friendly school with a negligible carbon footprint. Panyaden School aims to deliver a holistic education that integrates Buddhist principles and green awareness with the highly regarded, International Primary Curriculum.
The Panyaden School has been designed by 24H-architecture in 2010 where our Creative Director Olav Bruin contributed to the design in his role as Project Architect. Olav also helped training up the local construction team of Chiangmai Life Construction with the different bamboo techniques during the first month of construction of the project. In 2017 the school was extended with a beautiful new assembly and indoor sports hall, designed and built by Chiangmai Life Construction.