This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies. More info here
Accept Cookies

MAE FAH LUANG UNIVERSITY

Mueang, Chiang Rai
Thailand
2005

MAE FAH LUANG UNIVERSITY

Mueang, Chiang Rai
Thailand
2005

MAE FAH LUANG UNIVERSITY

Mueang, Chiang Rai
Thailand
2005

The project was the master plan for a university in the far north of Thailand, located in the mountains, 15 kilometers from an urban area.


The university was founded not only for students in the north, but also for those from the economic rectangle including Myanmar, Laos and the southern China.


The master plan adopted the campus town concept, developing the university and surrounding community at the same time. The master plan was laid on an east-west axis called the Chalerm-Pra-Kiat Axis, which literally translates as the Royal Prestige Enhancement Axis. To the west, Doi Ngam mountain provides a beautiful backdrop.


The buildings are lined along the axis in sequence as follows: the main auditorium at the front, the office of university affairs on both sides, and a multipurpose field in the middle, drawing the vista toward the Office of the President.


From this point, the Royal Prestige Enhancement Axis expands to encompass a secondary axis southward, lined with buildings, including an academic service building, a research building, a canteen, and a student activities area.


To aid energy conservation, natural light was allowed in through an opening in the middle of the building. Architectural shading devices were used along the western elevation to reduce heat. Everything was designed to comply with a simple architectural form, with prefabrication substantially reducing construction time.

AWARDS
Contract Winning Design : 1997

Share:
Facebook
Email