Protective Wing

Bird sanctuary

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    Global finalist entry 2015 - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary

    The Bird Sanctuary has been developed with the aim to serve as a bird haven. It will first supplement the avian habitats that have been encroached on by human settlements and also serve multiple ecosystem functions.

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    Global finalist entry 2015 - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary

    Population growth and urban sprawl have encroached upon flat terrain, leaving birds and other animals without habitat. The “Bird Sanctuary” is designed to serve local communities and bird populations by reclaiming and reusing existing structures.

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    Global finalist entry 2015 - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary

    “If you want to see birds, you have to hide”. “Hiding structures” keep humans away and at the same time in touch with birds and nature, keeping wildlife near without fear.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 1: Boutique hotel, learning facilities and home for injured birds.

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    Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Presentation of the Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for "Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand" (l-r): winners Nattapong Chumkesorn, Chak Cherdsatirkul, Singh Intrachooto, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Felix Baroux, Pacharapan Ratananakorn, and Sorawut Kittibanthorn.

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    Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Presentation of the Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for "Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand" (l-r): Daniel Bach, Holcim Area Manager South East Asia; Patrachant Krairiksh, Siam City Cement Thailand; winners Singh Intrachooto and Jariyawadee Lekawatana; Ian Thackwray, Holcim Exco Member Asia Pacific; and winners Chak Cherdsatirkul, Felix Baroux, Sorawut Kittibanthorn, Pacharapan Ratananakorn, Nattapong Chumkesorn.

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    Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Presentation of the Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for "Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand" (l-r): winners Nattapong Chumkesorn, Felix Baroux, Chak Cherdsatirkul, Pacharapan Ratananakorn, Singh Intrachooto, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, and Sorawut Kittibanthorn (front).

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    Holcim Awards Asia Pacific media briefing, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Winners of the Holcim Awards Gold 2014 for "Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand" (l-r): Chak Cherdsatriku, Kaomai Lanna Resort, Chian Mai; Jairyawadee Lekawatana, Architectkidd, Bangkok; and Singh Intrachooto, Kasetsart University, Bangkok.

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    Jariyawadee Lekawatana from Architectkidd sees how the project considered the bird as the client to be the strongest element of the Holcim Awards Gold winner from Asia Pacific. “Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary” in Chiang Mai, Thailand serves as both an educational facility and a bird rehabilitation center including a small hotel and bird viewing tower, in a site that simulates the natural habitat.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Chiang Mai Bird Sanctuary: Designed as a bird haven – allowing ground birds, water birds, and birds of prey to fly in an integrated facility that resembles their natural habitat.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 1: Boutique hotel, transforming old tobacco-curing barns into bird hospices.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 2: Existing site ecology.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 2: Everything happens within six meters.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 2: Bird rehabilitation facility.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 2: Main information center and bird viewing tower.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Site 2: Meditation pods and walkway viewing platform.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Materials and construction techniques: Soft architecture, ecology skin.

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    Project Entry 2014 Asia Pacific - Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    The Protective Wing: Bird sanctuary team.

  • Awards Gold 2014–2015 Asia Pacific

Around 10,000 birds are smuggled through Thailand each year to be sold on the world’s growing black market. Police confiscate illegally-traded birds as evidence, but most birds die because they cannot be properly cared for. These endangered birds now have a new shelter. At a hotel adjacent to a natural paradise, a reserve serves both birds and people alike including a bird clinic, a library, an auditorium, and more, in a site that simulates the natural habitat.

By Singh Intrachooto, - Kasetsart University, Bangkok, ThailandChak Cherdsatirkul, - Kaomai Lanna Resort, Chiang Mai, ThailandJariyawadee Lekawatana - Architectkidd, Bangkok, Thailand and

Ideas: Ecosystem Restoration

Around 10,000 birds are smuggled through Thailand each year to be sold on the world’s growing black market. Police confiscate illegally-traded birds as evidence, but most birds die because they cannot be properly cared for.

These endangered birds now have a new shelter. At a hotel adjacent to a natural paradise, a reserve serves both birds and people alike including a bird clinic, a library, an auditorium, and more, in a site that simulates the natural habitat.

Protective Wing

Project authors

  • Singh Intrachooto

    Kasetsart University

    Thailand

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Chak Cherdsatirkul

    Kaomai Lanna Resort

    Thailand

  • Holcim Awards 2011 ceremony for Asia Pacific – Singapore
    Jariyawadee Lekawatana

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Manassak Senachak

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Waraporn Srikokjareon

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • TV
    Tamfun Vatayanon

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • TR
    Tammarat Rodpul

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Korpong Sanaha

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Sorawut Kittibanthorn

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

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    Pratchaya Lertrucksadee

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Felix Baroux

    École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux

    France

  • Tawiporn Thawornjaturawat

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Pornchanok Thongtha

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Pacharapan Ratananakorn

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

  • Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific ceremony, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Nattapong Chumkesorn

    Architectkidd

    Thailand

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