With the help of the community, a Norwegian firm transformed an empty space in Klong Toey (located in one of Bangkok’s slums) into a multi-use area in 2011: The Community Lantern. The concept and design were developed during a whole year during which the project team worked with the community to address their needs. This resulted in an open area with a soccer/basketball field, an open structure with informal rooms, climbable walls and hanging swings. For this project and similar previous work done in Uganda, Sumatra and Norway; Hanstad and Gjertsen from TYIN tegnesture Architects, received the The City 2.0 Award (TED Prize). They hope that this little contribution can lead to something positive in Klong Toey.
Category: Art & Design
Source: TED Blog