A new facility to support disabled children and young adults in Bangkok tackles stigma and vulnerability by providing a stable and constructive environment to house a growing community at the Christian Care Foundation.
The Christian care foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD) provides care and support for abandoned children with disabilities in Thailand as well as supporting young disabled adults in independent living and vocational training to help them integrate into Thai society.
The current project at Rainbow House has developed considerably over the years and is now a purpose-built rehabilitation centre for 30-40 children with disabilities. Here the children are provided with specialist facilities, resources and individualised education programmes all in a loving environment.
eMi-UK sent a team of 9 engineers and architects to help CCD by providing the design of a new Vocational Training Facility and adult house, along with some design work to remodel parts of the existing buildings.
EMIUK carried out the following elements of work:
The design aims to combine the core services of CCD in one safe, attractive and easy to navigate environment that provides fully accessible spaces that respond creatively to the harsh climate. Accommodation includes a meeting hall; training classrooms for IT and manual skills; play space including a sensory garden; some dormitories and staff offices. A house that acts a transitional home for older children seeking to gain greater independence also sits on the site separated from the main hub.
Michael Woods - Team Leader/ Lead Architect
Miriam Wallace - Lead Architect
George Adu - IT Engineer
Donna Macdonald - Assistant Architect
Gary Huffstutler - Electrical Engineer
William Johnson - Landscape Architect
Janet Wehby - Intern Architect
James Lo - Mechanical engineer
Billy Lee - Civil Engineer and client liaison