Main entrance. Cassia Coop’s logo shows the way to the main showroom. Guard booth to the right, laboratory to the left.
A row of columns enables the roof to cantilever beyond the foundation. Only the cool evening sun reaches the buildings.
To save time the main structure is prefabricated close to the site. All the columns and beams are similar in size and adapted as they are fitted, giving an efficient building process.
Still from Tyin's time-lapse film from the planning and construction of the Cassia Coop Training Centre. Design team having dinner.
Full-scale mock-ups can explain details and solutions better than verbal language. Yashar Hanstad in discussion with local collaborators.
Still from Tyin's time-lapse film from the planning and construction of the Cassia Coop Training Centre. From the building site.
Outside the laboratory there is room for shared meals or bigger meetings. The layer of bamboo mats help reduce the temperature under the steel sheet roof.
The long wall outside the showroom. A water buffalo poses in front of the display of different forms of cinnamon.