Tan Tay Kindergarten, Vietnam

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Course

Sustainable Design Option Studio 1/3

Instructor

Chong Keng Hua

Student(s) Involved

Afiffah Bte Ab Ghapar
Caleb See De Kai
Chan Li Yu
Chong Kar Wei
Fang Zixin
Loh Jia Yun
Low Si Hong
Mai Shengxian
Ong Jie Min
Rebekah Low Hui Yin
Shoon Lei Khin
Tan Hui Yin
Wong Yi Xin
Wu Kai
Zou Chuchu

About The Project

The existing dilapidated kindergarten classroom building at Tan Tay, Long An Province, 90-minute drive from Ho Chi Minh City, was demolished in anticipation of the recent powerful storm Usagi. The school is now in urgent need of a new classroom building to accommodate more than a hundred children. After a successful school courtyard project near Hanoi in 2018, this studio again collaborated with CapitaLand to co-design and build the new school together with the school teachers and the villagers.

This studio is a continuation from an IAP programme held earlier in January 2019 where 5 SUTD students, together with 16 students from reputable local universities in Ho Chi Minh City, attended a participatory community design workshop, visited the kindergarten for site analysis, and presented their preliminary design ideas to the stakeholders. In this studio, students further developed some of these ideas and drive them to one final buildable and sustainable design.

The construction of final design was scheduled to start in May 2019, and will culminate in an expedition organized by CapitaLand in Oct 2019. This project was a unique and valuable opportunity for students to see their designs come to fruition and make a difference to the community residing in Tan Tay, Long An province, Vietnam.

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