- Written by Super User
The ‘children’s activity and learning center’ is a part of the six senses’ resort on the island of Koh Koodin the gulf of Thailand. As the most striking of a series of ecologically-charged icons designed for the resort, the children’s center is a locally-sourced and labored bamboo structure out of a child’s paradise designed to provide a place for them to play, eat, learn, discover, share, watch, laugh, and listen all the while being infused with an environmentally friendly and local message. The manta ray-inspired form is anchored into a rocky slope and launches out towards the bay, with a large organic translucent canopy that cantilevers up to eight meters over all the program to provide adequate shading from the intense sun and protection from the heavy rains. The interior program contains an auditorium/ cinema for films, lectures and plays, a library with books on permaculture and local traditions and culture, an art room, music and fashion rooms, a ‘hang-out’ balcony and slide. Nearby satellite structures provide the bathrooms and a small kitchen that invited kids to pick their own vegetables and cook their own lunches with the aid of a specialized chef. the set back footprint of the program means that the interior is always well ventilated and lit from indirect light, helping to maintain a comfortable temperature at all times.