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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 foundes not only for students in the north, but also for those from the economicrectangle including Myanmar, Laos and the south of China. The master plan followed the campus town concepts, developing the university and surrounding community at the same time. The master plan concept was laid on an east-west axis called Chalerm-Pra-Kiate Axis, which, literally translateed, means the Kings Prestige Enhancement Axis. At the west end, Doi ngam mountain provides a beautiful background. The building compound is 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 Kings Prestige Enhancement Axis expands to encompass a secondary one 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 west elevation to reduce heat. Everything was designed to comply with a simple architectural form with a prefabrication system, substantially reducing construction time.
AWARDS
Contract Winning Design : 1997

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